Dr. Amy Hecht, vice president of student affairs at Florida State University, has accepted an appointment to the Sigma Phi Epsilon National Board of Directors. As a member of the board, she will provide valuable insight and expertise from her years as a higher education professional and leader in Greek life reform efforts. Dr. Hecht will be one of two university administrators on SigEp’s board as she joins Victor Wilson, vice president of student affairs at the University of Georgia.
SigEp’s board president, Chris Bittman, welcomed Dr. Hecht, saying, “We are thrilled to be adding a talented and passionate leader like Amy to our board. As we work to create a safe and positive environment on all of our campuses, she will be an invaluable voice of experience and partnership. SigEp is certainly better today with Amy on our team.”
Prior to joining FSU as the vice president for student affairs, Dr. Hecht served in a number of leadership roles including vice president for student affairs at The College of New Jersey, assistant vice president for student affairs at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, the associate dean of students at Temple University in Philadelphia, assistant dean of students at Temple University, and assistant director of student activities at Cabrini College in Radnor, PA.
A professional in the field of student affairs since 2001, Dr. Hecht has served on executive leadership teams within student affairs organizations and has extensive experience leading and managing in higher education.
Dr. Hecht earned her bachelor’s degree at Florida State University in mass communications and completed her master’s degree and doctorate in Higher Education Administration at the University of Pennsylvania. Amy has published a book on the role of assistant/associate vice presidents in student affairs and book chapters and articles focused on organizational learning, change, and executive transitions. Her research interests include organizational culture, organizational learning, and the effective use of business practices within the field of higher education.