The Executive Branch of Student Government offers leadership opportunities in many different ways. Our current directors work on specific initiatives from the administration. The goal at the end of the day is to enable students with the best possible tools for their success and satisfaction.
The 2017-2018 Chief of Staff, Noelle Stone is a senior majoring in Legal Studies with a minor in interdisciplinary studies. After graduation she plans to attend law school with possible concentrations in health care or corporate law. Growing up just north of Ocala, FL in a small town called Mcintosh Noelle chose FGCU for it’s coastal living and homey atmosphere. Starting her college career in the Leadership Through Service Living-Learning Community allowed her to create a solid foundation for her college career and continued on to work as a mentor for the program for 2 years. She is the current president of the FGCU Competitive Cheerleading Club, an initiated member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, as well as a graduate of the emerging eagles program. Throughout her time at FGCU Noelle has interned with the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT), and Legal Aid of Collier County. Noelle’s passion is within the service of others, so she dedicates a lot of her free time volunteering in the community as an on-call rape crisis advocate, and in the ACT shelter. Noelle also enjoys traveling, shopping at thrift stores, and spending time at the beach.
The Chief of Staff is to be responsible for assisting the Student Body President in all matters pertaining to the function of the Executive Branch. Ensure effective communication and coordination between all Directors and the Student Body President. Ensure the Executive Cabinet follows through with all initiatives undertaken by the Student Body President. Serve as the designee for the Student Body President or Vice President in their absence. Prepare procedural documents for the Executive Branch. Conduct research at the request of the Student Body President.
The Director of Communications is responsible for the effective promotion of Student Government through marketing materials, advertising, Eagle Link, etc. This Director should be well versed in creating press releases, newsletters, and graphic designs. This Director will be the central source for SG officials to market their events and will also build relationships with media sources such as Eagle News, local radio stations and local newspapers. Coordinators are needed to assist with social media, Student Government website, press relations and Executive Cabinet marketing.
Lindsey Morimanno is a senior majoring in Business Management and a Entrepreneurship minor. She has hopes and dreams to own her own business and run multiple non-profits around the world. Director Morimanno will be a 2nd year Resident Assistant in North Lake Village in the fall and is really excited to be apart of that community again reaching students on a more personal level. She is passionate about service and advocating for people with disabilities, always stressing that we are #MoreAlikeThanDifferent. Director Morimanno also has her own photography business Lindsey Alaine Photography, which is one way she gets to express her passion for photography. In her spare time, Director Morimanno enjoys going to the beach, thrift shopping, drinking coffee, reading and watching movies and volunteering in her local community as much as she can.
The Director of Governmental Relations lobbies on behalf of students at the university, local, state and federal levels. The Director of Governmental Relations serves as the Student Body President’s advisor to the Florida Student Association and maintains contact with other SUS schools regarding lobbying efforts and relevant legislation. In addition, the Director of Governmental Relations is responsible for reviewing University Regulations and Policies and making recommendations for student representation on University Committees.
The Director of Leadership Development is responsible for planning and implementing programs that promote leadership and campus involvement. This director also leads the Emerging Eagles program and works closely with the Leadership Development Coordinator to promote leadership initiatives of the University.
The Director of Student Life is responsible for fulfilling our administration’s goal to energize campus life at FGCU. This Director will be responsible for planning events related to increasing school spirit and traditions such as pep rallies and tailgates. In addition, the Director of Student Life will provide updates on FGCU Athletics, Housing, and the Office of Student Involvement. Coordinators are needed to assist with Athletic Relations, RSO/Greek Life, Campus Recreation and Sports Clubs and Campus Life and Traditions. This Director will also communicate with Multicultural Student Services, Adaptive Services and the LGBTQ community and other diversity centered groups. The Director of Student Relations will also be responsible for academic related programming and communication.
Jamar Powell is a senior majoring in Health Science with a Concentration in Health Administration. His main goal is to one day hold the position of CEO for a healthcare facility. Director Powell will be have his second term as both National Pan-Hellenic Council Treasure and Caribbean Student Association Co-Public Relations Chair. He is in his third year as FGCU Men’s Basketball Manager and holds various positions within the Upsilon Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. In his free time, Director Powell likes to spend time with his brothers, friends, church family, and immediate family. He has a little problem with shoes, he wishes not to expound upon. Director Powell is high in his faith and lives by the scripture Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Striving to help bridge the gap between students and administration, Director Powell seeks to provide programs, forums, and personal one on one interactions to hear concerns of our students. Director Powell responsible for fulfilling our administration’s goal to energize campus life at FGCU. He also will be responsible for planning events related to increasing school spirit and traditions such as pep rallies and tailgates. In addition, he’ll provide updates on FGCU Athletics, Housing, and the Office of Student Involvement.
The Director of Sustainability seeks to facilitate new and innovative means for students to actively participate in improving the local environment as a way of furthering the University’s mission in sustainability. The Director of Sustainability is responsible for all environmental Initiatives, as well as further our health and safety initiatives on campus.
My name is Jade Chalkley I am a senior studying Environmental Studies. I began becoming passionate about environmental issues and sciences after time I spent in state and national parks growing up. Spending time hiking and camping in protected areas is still one of my favorite pastimes. Since starting school at Florida Gulf Coast University I have become overwhelmingly passionate about higher education and its impact on local culture as well as on global society. My leadership experience around the institution includes various departments and working with a diverse range of people which provides me with a unique take on how students look at sustainability in higher ed. My current positions with FGCU include Environmental Ambassador, Research Assistant for Environmental Health & Safety, Eagle I Ambassador for the Office of International Services and Student Government Director of Sustainability. In addition to my work at FGCU, I also work as an intern for AASHE the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education which is a global non-profit agency that helps with reporting and measuring sustainability across many campuses around the world. In my spare time, I try to be active by to swimming and doing yoga as well as finding time to make memories with friends. After graduation, I hope to work at another institution for a sustainability or environmental department while working on my master’s degree.
The Directors of Civic Engagement plan and implement group community service events, lead peer education and awareness campaigns on social issues or current political topics and collaborate with charity and philanthropies in the local, national and international community; as well as be a resource for service-oriented student organizations on campus. The Global Outreach co-director is responsible for planning Alternative Breaks and working with Veteran’s Affairs. The Community Outreach co-director will be responsible for collaborating with the local community and providing students with service learning opportunities.
The director, assistant director(s), and coordinator(s) will provides information and program options on academic issues and work with academic entities of the campus to further scholastic goals as well as provide opportunities to students to create an inclusive and diverse campus environment.
- Coordinate programs with the Office of Undergraduate Studies to provide quality opportunities to students
- Work with campus administration and university partners to provide initiatives and programs to advance social justice and inclusivity within the student body
The director will manage assistant directors/coordinators as needed to assist with key initiatives.
Sam Palmisano is a second-year senior dual majoring in economics and marketing. Sam wants to attend graduate school for a Masters in Environmental Economic Policy before entering the business and political world to fight for the protection of natural resources. Growing up in Weston, FL Sam found FGCU was only a short trip across Alligator Alley. He fell in love with the campus’s community atmosphere and environmental focus. Sam is an active member of the Honors College, where he serves on the Honors Senate and manages the Honors social media accounts. You can usually find Sam spending his free time in North Lake, where he works as an RA in building M. His favorite hobbies include kayaking, hanging around in his hammock, and eating Moe’s.