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Office of Undergraduate Studies

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The Office of Undergraduate Studies was established in fall 2011 to advance student success and engagement and to highlight the outstanding work of the faculty and staff in undergraduate studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. Undergraduate Studies coordinates a variety of offices, programs, and projects with the aim of establishing connections across disciplinary areas, faculty and staff efforts, academic colleges, and the Divisions of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Financial Affairs.

Programs and projects that are currently underway include the First Year Reading Project, the Step Ahead Program, Effective Learning classes, linked cohort classes in General Education, a university-wide assessment project for writing effectiveness, and the integration of service-learning into the curriculum. Several offices that report to Undergraduate Studies are central to advancing these projects and are instrumental in enhancing student success:


  • The Accelerated Collegiate Experience (ACE)
    • Dr. Alice Brunner, Director: or (239) 590-7869
    • Edwards Hall 214 C
  • The Center for Academic Achievement (CAA)
  • The General Education Program
    • Dr. Eric Otto, Director: or (239) 590-7250
    • Reed Hall 228
  • The Honors Program
  • Internships & Co-operative Programs
  • The Lucas Center for Faculty Development 
  • The Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (SL/CE)
    • Jessica Rhea, Director: or (239) 590-7016
    • Library 458
  • Quality Enhancement Plan & Undergraduate Scholarship
    • Dr. Billy Gunnels, Director: or (239) 590-7210
    • Whitaker Hall 217
  • Student-Athlete Learning Center
    • Kelly Jean Brock, Director: or (239) 590-1492
    • Outside Sports Complex 213
  • University-Wide Programs & Faculty Engagement, Undergraduate Studies
    • Dr. Kris De Welde, Associate Dean: or (239) 590-7191
    • Edwards Hall 214 F
  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Undergraduate Studies Advising
  • The University Colloquium: A Sustainable Future
    • Sarah Davis, Coordinator: or (239) 590-7679
    • Edwards Hall 214 B
  • The Writing Center


 Undergraduate Studies Organizational Chart.

If you have comments, questions, or suggestions, please contact Tiffany Reynolds: or (239) 745-4246. Thank you for visiting our website!