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Office of Multicultural and Leadership Development

Office of Multicultural and Leadership Development

Meet the Staff

Lana Clark

Lana Clark

Executive Secretary for Multicultural and Leadership Development

 Lana Clark was born in Pennsylvania.  As a U.S. Navy wife, Lana lived in various locations, and has years of experience working for County Government as Chief Deputy - Finance Office, managing payroll, budgets, and fund accounting.  She processed employee new hires, onboarding, and employee benefits administration.  Lana settled in Virginia, and worked for Federal Government as Administrative Specialist for 66 Scientists, and their research units within the Ecosystem Division across the U.S. for the U.S. Geological Survey.  Lana moved to Florida in January, 2014 and started working for Florida Gulf Coast University in 2016.

Assistant Dean and Director of Multicultural and Leadership Development

Assistant Dean and Director
Multicultural and Leadership Development 
Postion is vacant, see Human Resources website for more information
Dereika Pinder

Coordinator for Multicultural and Leadership Development

Dereika Pinder was born in the Bahamas, where she left upon graduating high school to attend college.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Philander Smith College and a Master of Science in Organizational Learning in Leadership specializing in Higher Education Administration at Barry University.  Her past experience is with Student Involvement, where she gained experience in programming, leadership, new student orientation, first year experience and multiculturalism.

Ysatiz Pinero

Ysatiz Pinero

Coordinator for Multicultural Development 
Ysatiz M. Piñero was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Miami and Cape Coral, FL. Ysa, as most know her, earned a dual Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Criminal Forensic Studies right here at Florida Gulf Coast University and her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Florida International University in Miami, FL. Ysa has experience in Undergraduate Admissions as a Counselor and Recruiter. She also has experience in advising student organizations and facilitating trainings, programs, and retreats focused on multicultural and leadership development.