Stacy A. Volnick, Ph.D., was unanimously approved by the FAU Board of Trustees as interim president on Sept. 19, 2022, and confirmed by the Florida Board of Governors on Nov. 9, 2022.
Dr. Volnick is responsible for the operation and administration of the entire University within the framework of policies provided by the Board of Trustees in keeping with the laws of the State of Florida and the Board of Governors. She makes recommendations for policies and decisions that will enable the University to run smoothly and effectively at all levels. She also collaborates with the Board of Trustees and other stakeholders to determine priorities and accomplish the many objectives of the University.
In addition to her role as interim president, Dr. Volnick serves as an affiliate clinical professor for the Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology in the College of Education.
Previously, Dr. Volnick served as chief operating officer and vice president for administrative affairs. In this role, Dr. Volnick provided oversight for the university’s administrative and operational units including Public Safety, Facilities Management, Environmental Health & Safety, Human Resources, Business Services, Emergency Management, Board of Trustee Operations, President’s Office Operations, the Eleanor R. Baldwin House presidential residence, Real Estate Development, the University Ombudsman, as well as the Offices of the Inspector General and University Compliance. She also served as interim vice president for institutional advancement, interim vice president for financial affairs and chief financial officer, interim oversight over public affairs, and interim inspector general.
A three-time Owl and a proud first-generation college graduate, Dr. Volnick received her bachelor’s degree in communication, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in educational leadership, from Florida Atlantic. She became a member of the University’s administrative staff in 1991 and has more than 30 years of experience in higher education administration.