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Dean of Students

Florida State University

Meet the Instructors

Instructors

Alan Acosta
Associate Dean of Students

Alison Leach Hughes
Assistant Dean of Students/Director of New Student & Family Programs

Brandon Newell
Coordinator of New Student & Family Programs

Peer Navigators

Jenna Staub
Senior, Chemical Engineering 
North Port, FL

Kaley Libera
Sophomore, Retail Merchandising & Product Development
Jacksonville, FL

Jenn Menjivar
Senior, Hospitality Management 
Miami, FL

 

Bios

Jenna Staub

Senior, Chemical Engineering
North Port, FL

FSU Involvement: American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE), University Housing, New Student & Family Programs- 2015 Orientation Leader & 2016 Team Leader

What piece of advice would you give to first year students starting their experience at FSU? Take advantage of all of the resources and opportunities Florida State has to offer and don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.

Why should students take Chart Your Course? Students should take Chart Your Course because the course highlights important topics, prevalent at FSU. It will challenge the students to expand thinking and l the three FSU torches: Vires, Artes, and Mores.

Kaley Libera

Sophomore, Retail Merchandising & Product Development
Jacksonville, FL

FSU Involvement: New Student & Family Programs- 2017 Orientation Leader, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Dance Marathon

What piece of advice would you give to first year students starting their experience at FSU? Invest in relationships with people who keep you grounded, support your values, and most important, make you feel like family.

Why should students take Chart Your Course? This course introduces new students to pertinent aspects of college such as self-discovery, leadership, study skills, and the importance of values, while also providing Peer Navigators to each student to help guide them in their transition. This course provides information and skills to students that will carry them through the rest of their college career.

Jenn Menjivar

Senior, Hospitality Management
Miami, FL

FSU Involvement: Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Sisters 2 Service, New Student & Family Programs- 2016 Orientation Leader

What piece of advice would you give to first year students starting their experience at FSU? Don’t be afraid or nervous to start this new journey in life. As long as you try new things, this will be an adventure for the record books.

Why should students take Chart Your Course? Students should take Chart Your Course because it is a perfect way for incoming students to learn more about themselves during their first semester away from home, discover the Florida State campus from a new perspective and all that it has to offer, and find a sense of community and friendship within their class.

The Dean of Student Department supports an inclusive academic environment through education, empowerment, crisis management, and advocacy of students in collaboration with campus and community partners.

We welcome students and family members to connect with the Dean of Students Department if you are experiencing a crisis or just need someone to talk through a problem or experience you are having at Florida State University.

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