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Student Engagement

Providing engaging experiences and supportive opportunities for our students to thrive on and off campus.

We have a responsive team that is dedicated to the individual needs for each student. We also work to support and advocate for the diverse of our student body. Our staff are fully committed to the personal growth of our students to help maximize their success while attending FGCU.

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The Student Engagement unit has two primary objectives. First, we provide a wide array of intentional experiences designed to engage the student and connect them to the university community. Second, we provide care and support and promote a culture of health and well-being for our students.



Student Engagement supports
the following areas:

  • Campus Life

  • Student Involvement

  • Housing & Residence Life

  • Campus Recreation

  • Student Health Services

  • Prevention & Wellness

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They were the best support I had during a difficult time in my life. Received great advice and ways I can best handle what I was going through, but I was only able to become better if I was willing to put in the work.

Casandra Sanchez


See how you can get involved on campus



Staff Directory

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Cherise Schmitt
Director, Student Health Services
Office: Student Engagement
Phone: 239-590-7447
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Christopher Blakely
Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students, Campus Life
Office: Student Engagement
Phone: 239-590-7991
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Jameson Moschella
Assistant Vice President, University Housing
Office: Student Engagement
Phone: 239-590-1705
Suzanne Ries
Suzanne Ries
Director, Campus Recreation
Office: Student Engagement
Phone: 239-590-7936
Nikki Kirdahy
Nikki Kirdahy
Director, Prevention & Wellness
Office: Student Engagement
Phone: 239-745-4218