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Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff

Office of Vice President and Chief of Staff
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Office of Vice President and
Chief of Staff
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
Fax:     (239) 590-1066
Email:  treynold@fgcu.edu

Meet the Staff

 
 
Susan Evans

Vice President and Chief of Staff

Susan Evans is the Vice President and Chief of Staff for Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). A member of the University’s 1993 founding team of five employees, Ms. Evans has served as the University Spokesperson since 1993, the Corporate Secretary to the Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees since its establishment in 2001, and as a direct report to Founding President Roy McTarnaghan (1993 – 1999), Interim President Suzanne Richter (1999), Interim President Gene Hemp (1999), President Bill Merwin (1999 – 2007), Interim President Dick Pegnetter (2007), and FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw (2007 – present). In addition, she was the University’s first government relations director and lobbyist from 1993 to 2000, and also held an acting role as the first Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) for FGCU Athletics. Ms. Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Stetson University and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Florida Gulf Coast University.

Tiffany Reynolds

Executive Assistant to the Vice President and Chief of Staff

Tiffany Reynolds is the Executive Assistant to the Vice President and Chief of Staff. Ms. Reynolds directs the daily operations of the Office of Vice President and Chief of Staff with responsibility for coordinating project activities, information retrieval, and administrative matters. She also handles the budget operations of the office. Ms. Reynolds started at FGCU in 2001 as a student and began working for the University in 2008. She has served previously in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, and the Office of Undergraduate Studies. As an FGCU alumna, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling.

Lillian Pagan

Director of Media Relations 

Lillian Pagan is the Director of Media Relations for Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU).  Ms. Pagan works as a liaison to local, state and national media to inform the public about events, research and other newsworthy happenings at the University, including writing and disseminating press releases. She also identifies and helps the media locate University experts to comment on today’s news or topics of interest. Ms. Pagan is the FGCU-designated representative to the council of communicators of the State University System/Board of Governors.  She joined FGCU in December 2000 in the Office of Community Relations and Marketing. Ms. Pagan holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Human Resource Management.  

Danielle O'Brien

Project Manager

Danielle O’Brien is the Project Manager for the Office of Vice President and Chief of Staff. Ms. O’Brien coordinates the planning, organization and execution of meetings and special events organized by the Office of Vice President and Chief of Staff, including for the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, and FGCU Board of Trustees. Ms. O’Brien joined FGCU in July 2016. As an FGCU alumna, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a specialization in Public Relations.