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Environmental Health and Safety


Rhonda Holtzclaw, MS, CHMM, RBP, RSO - Director

A founding staff member, Rhonda was hired to set up and manage the science laboratories in 1997 for the first year of classes. She moved to EH&S in May of 2007. Her primary focus continues to be chemical and biological safety, concentrating on hazardous waste, any OSHA issues concerning the University, and serving as the University's Radiation Safety Officer.  Rhonda has a B.S. in Applied Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Environmental Science from FGCU.

Phone: 239-590-1037
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Willie Baca, MPA, CRM - Assistant Director, Risk Management

As the Assistant Director of EHS-Risk Management Willie ensures the University's insurance policies are maintained and up to date. He is also responsible for implementing programs to identify and reduce risks at the University. He is one of the FGCU pioneers, having worked at the University since 1995. Willie has a Bachelor's degree in Public Accounting and a  Master  of Public Administration in Management from Florida Gulf Coast University.

Phone: 239-590-1126
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Elizabeth McMasters - EH&S Specialist

Beth (Elizabeth) joined EH&S in the spring of 2012.  She has worked at FGCU as a full-time employee since October 2006, starting in Counseling & Psychological Services. She earned her Bachelor's degree from FGCU in May of 2010 in Community Health. Beth applied her knowledge to the university community and continues to expand her knowledge in chemical inventories, hazardous wastes, laboratory and workplace safety practices.


Phone: 239-590-1036
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Marcus Dunton

Marcus joined the FGCU staff in the Spring of 2013, as an  inspector for EH&S. Marcus has over 23 years of experience serving as a firefighter paramedic. In the past eight years Marcus has served the citizens of San Carlos Park. He has an extensive knowledge in life safety and as a journeyman electrician in Massachusetts.

Phone: 239-590-1414
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