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Mr. Julian Capel

 Director of Student Engagement
 Education: Master's of Science in Sports Leadership Management from Virginia Commonwealth University
Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Virginia Commonwealth University  

 "I take great pride in my role in the Office of Student Engagement. I look forward to coming to work every day because I am in a position of servant leadership. I believe life is about relationships, connecting with others, and learning. Working with students is my passion. Helping students achieve their goals is my mission.  Witnessing students realize their potential and succeed is my reward. Having a career in higher education has allowed me to cultivate all of these concepts into my  day to day and I am grateful for the opportunity."  

Favorite quote: "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."   -Muhammad Ali  

Mr. Capel was awarded the  Faculty Mentor Award from NCAA Division II National SAAC in December of 2016. Check out the story here.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


Mr. Marcus McRae

Associate Director of Student Engagement
Education: Master's of Education in College Student Personnel from Western Carolina University
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Fayetteville State University

"I am a highly motivated higher education professional with over 14 years of progressive experience in student affairs. I have a strong passion for serving as an advocate for students, as well as promoting and encouraging accountability, integrity and respect. I feel that I am responsible for assisting students with their holistic college experience by challenging them to grow personally and collectively in the areas of academic success, leadership development and self-awareness."  

Favorite Quote: "Don't let the lid of limitations lock you out of living, learning, and loving life."   -Delatorro McNeal, II  





Mr. Brent Lewis

Director of Cultural Programs | Director of the Safe Zone Office
910-672-2307 |
Education: Master's of Science in Adult Education and Higher Education Administration from North Carolina A&T University
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from North Carolina A&T University

"Working in higher education is my passion, and I absolutely love the work I am able to do.  In my position, I am blessed to be able to support the success of students and provide a diverse range of programs to ensure global citizenship and cultural competence for our students.  I plan and implement cultural programs for the Division of Student Affairs, manage commuter student services and advise the AUTOS Commuter Student Association.  The greatest joy in my position is supporting the engagement, learning, and success of our students."

Favorite Quote: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel"       -Maya Angelou

 In January 2017, Mr. Lewis was appointed as the NASPA Region III Knowledge Community Representative for Gender and Sexuality.

gavinbio Mr. Gavin Myrick

Campus Activities Coordinator      
Education: Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Concentration in Management from Fayetteville State University  

"My passion is the success of my students and maintaining the rich legacy of my Alma Mater.  Working in the Office of Student Engagement is an extremely awesome experience and it provides me with an opportunity to work with great people on a daily basis.  Watching my students succeed and reach their potential is the most rewarding part of what I do."  

Favorite quote: "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." -James Dean    



 Mrs. Jessica Reinken

Administrative Support Associate
910-672-1166 |
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Minor in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

"Higher Education is not just a career for me, it's a passion. There's this factor of continuous growth and achievement that's simply unsurpassable. It's an honor to see students grow and develop, at every age, from their first class to walking across the graduation stage. In my undergrad at UNCC, I had the privilege of serving as president of two student organizations, The Student Association of Sociology, and Alpha Kappa Delta: The International Sociology Honors Society. I understand what it takes to be a student leader, and encourage students to really be part of the University in a similar way. The rewards reaped are beyond compare. I've truly found a home with Fayetteville State University, and look forward to my future here. "

Favorite quote: "Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself" -Unknown                                                    



 Mr. Danny Wooten

Coordinator for Weekend Programming
910-672-1713 |
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Concentration in Management Information Systems, Minor in Communications from Fayetteville State University

"Through my experience working in support of the Office of Student Engagement, I found that my passion in life is helping college students realize their true potential. During my tenure at FSU, I was active on campus with memberships in: the Society for Advancement of Management, the Honda Campus All-Star Team, the NAACP, Phi Beta Lambda, Student Activities Council as well as a volunteer for the Student Government Association. With all the skills and techniques that I have obtained from my experiences, I will continue to do everything in my power to promote leadership development because it plays a vital role in the workforce after a student graduates."

Favorite Quote: "In all you do, make sure you are TOP OF THE LINE" -Gene Carroway  


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