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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Vanessa Cournoyer

Executive Secretary
Phone: (239) 590-7821
Office: MH 153B

Vanessa Cournoyer is the Executive Secretary for the Division of Justice Studies, College of Professional Studies.  Vanessa joined FGCU in the General Counsel’s office in February 2010.  Prior to that, she served as Legal Secretary/Executive Assistant at the law firm of Nixon Peabody, LLP in both the Providence, RI and Boston, MA offices.  Vanessa has more than 25 years of experience working in many areas of the law including: real estate, benefits, employment/labor, corporate, syndication (tax credits), litigation and estate planning. 

Vanessa is a Rhode Island native, but moved in September 2009 from Swansea, MA to Punta Gorda, Florida with her husband Denis who works in the FGCU Physical Plant.