returns to Florida Southern
(Sept. 21, 2001) Shari Szabo is returning to Florida Southern
College as director of alumni relations after a year of serving
as Polk County film commissioner with the Central Florida Visitors
and Convention Bureau. Szabo previously worked with Florida Southern
from 1990 to 2000. Her new position is effective Oct. 1.
thrilled to have Shari back as part of the team," said Robert
H. Tate, FSC vice president for advancement. "Having literally
grown up on campus, Shari knows the college implicitly and has strong
relationships with many members of the college community. Her years
of experience both within and beyond the campus will serve her well
as she leads our alumni program."
As alumni director,
Szabo is responsible for the coordination and implementation of
all activities relating to alumni, and assisting with projects in
the advancement office and with Frank Lloyd Wright programming.
An alumna herself, Szabo graduated from Florida Southern in 1983
with a bachelor's degree in broadcast communications.
a wealth of knowledge to the position. As film commissioner, she
marketed and promoted the area for the continued growth and retention
of the film industry in Polk County by responding to location leads,
representing the area at marketing opportunities, implementing a
marketing plan and communicating the importance of the industry
to community and government leaders.
the CFVCB, Szabo was the director of public relations at Florida
Southern College from 1992 to 2000. In this position, she served
as the college's media liaison, handled internal and crisis communications,
and represented the college in the community. Prior to that, she
was the director of annual funds for the college.
Szabo also served
as news director for WONN/WPCV for seven years, during which time
she covered a variety of events from covering national beauty pageants
to witnessing executions and reporting them for the NBC national
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.