Kristine Gobbo
Executive Director, Advancement Communications
FAU Class of 2023

Kristine Gobbo oversees, manages and assesses communication with Florida Atlantic University’s donors, alumni, friends and other external audiences, develops communication strategies and tools to enhance University fundraising and participation, and nurtures relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

With 25 years of communication experience, Kristine has managed complex communication projects in the public and non-profit sectors. Most recently, Kristine oversaw strategic communications related to the launch and continued performance of Florida Atlantic University’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign in 20 years – Transcend Tomorrow: The Campaign for Florida Atlantic University. The goal is to raise $600 million for Florida Atlantic students, faculty and programs.

Kristine oversees executive communication, development communication, and alumni and community engagement communication for Florida Atlantic’s Division of Advancement. She leads all fundraising communication initiatives, including those with major gift, leadership major gift, and principal gift donors. Kristine also coordinates and strategizes on communications efforts related to the FAU Foundation Board, Alumni Board, signature events, and other division and university priorities.

Prior to joining FAU’s Division of Institutional Advancement, she founded Spectrum Public Relations and partnered for 10 years with colleges, universities, schools, non-profits and other organizations to develop communication strategies to help them reach their goals. Before launching the firm, Kristine served as Assistant Vice President for Media Relations and Press Secretary at Florida Atlantic University. For nearly a decade, she provided strategic counsel and support regarding university initiatives, served as university spokesperson, and secured news placements with local, regional and national media.

She serves on several professional and community advisory boards.


  • Florida Atlantic University: Master of Arts Degree in Communication Studies
  • Florida State University: Bachelor of Arts Degree in English