Amy Hecht

Vice President for Student Affairs

Amy Hecht

Contact Information

(850) 644-5590

313 Westcott Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1340

Dr. Hecht serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Florida State University. In this role, she serves as an officer of the institution and provides vision and leadership for the Division of Student Affairs.

Prior to joining FSU as the Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Hecht has 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.

In October of 2023, Dr. Hecht was recognized with the Pillar of the Profession Award for her outstanding work by the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), the leading association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession. The Pillar of the Profession Award honorees demonstrate distinction in the higher education field, have served in leadership roles in NASPA and be recognized by colleagues and contribute significantly to the field of higher education. This award shines a light on leaders who have created a lasting impact on their institution, leaving a legacy of extraordinary service.

Dr. Hecht has also been recognized with the 2024 Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean by NASPA. The accolade is presented to a “Dean” or the lead student affairs officer on campus who has demonstrated sustained professional achievement in student affairs work, innovative response in meeting the varied and emerging needs of students, effectiveness in developing staff, and leadership in community and college or university affairs. The award recipient must also have earned the support of and stature among students, faculty and fellow administrators on campus, and made significant contributions to the field through publications or involvement in professional associations.