Vice president of Division of Public Service leaves university

Jorge Calzadilla has stepped down from his post for “personal reasons.”


Vice President of Public Service Jorge Calzadilla (left) stepped down from his position last Friday. Photo courtesy of Twitter.

Gregory Cox, Managing Editor


wo years after being hired as the vice president of the Division of Public Service, Jorge Calzadilla has left Florida Atlantic for “personal reasons,” according to media relations representative Joshua Glanzer. His last day of work was Friday, April 29.

Calzadilla came to the university in July of 2014 and served as one of the nine vice presidents at FAU with an annual salary of $208,000. He arrived at the school after working for 27 years at Clemson University, just six months after President John Kelly — who also came from Clemson — took office.

Calzadilla presided over the Division of Public Service, whose purpose is to establish ties with the local and national community according to its web page.

The division offers volunteer opportunities for students, including Owl Breaks, which let students spend their spring vacations volunteering across the country, and the Student Government program known as Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement, which provides service and leadership possibilities to students.

The site reads, “FAU students have proven that they are committed to making a difference in their communities, providing over 500,000 volunteer and service-learning hours since 2009 to address critical needs and maintain vital social initiatives.”

The Division of Public Service is also tasked with recruiting and engaging students who are considering attending the university. It’s unclear if the school will hire a search committee to find a new person to fill the position at this time.

Gregory Cox is the managing editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @gregcox92.