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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) 590-1065
Fax:     (239) 590-1066



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.

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 the media to inform the public about events, research and other newsworthy happenings at the University, including writing and disseminating press releases. She also helps the media to locate University experts to comment on today’s news or topics of interest. Ms. Pagan joined FGCU in December 2000 in the Office of Community Relations and Marketing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Human Resource Management.  

Amber Pacheco

Executive Assistant to the Vice President and Chief of Staff

Amber Pacheco is the Executive Assistant to the Vice President and Chief of Staff. She supports the VP and Chief of Staff, Susan Evans, as well as the Director of Media Relations, Lillian Pagan. She has been with Florida Gulf Coast University since 2005 and served various departments, including Auxiliary Services, Campus Reservations, and the FGCU Foundation. A graduate of FGCU, Ms. Pacheco received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2011.