We were delighted to have Constance Scott, Director of Local Relations at FAU, as our guest speaker this week. She joined FAU in April 2015.
Constance was elected in March of 2009 and served two three-year terms on the Boca Raton City Council. She was CRA Chair and Deputy Mayor, term ending March of 2015.
Constance Scott holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan. She is also a retired Business Banker with Citibank and licensed Realtor.
Constance’s background includes Economic Development for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach County Government, Operations Director for the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and as a Florida Atlantic University Small Business Development Center Business Analyst.
She served as Economic Development Manager for the City of Flint Michigan managing $7 million of revolving loan funds for small businesses and administrating over an 110,000 square foot business incubator.
Constance is an Board Member of the Boca Raton Championship Golf Tournament, a Board Member of the Boca Raton Bowl, Board Member of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Board Member of the Boca Raton Police Athletic League and an active member of the Downtown Boca Raton Rotary Club.
Here is a summary of the current state of FAU:
- Florida Atlantic University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 24,842.
- 43% male students and 57% female students.
- 18% of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 82% of students live off campus.
- FAU Ranked 140th by ‘U.S. News & World Report’ in its list of Top Public Schools.
- U.S. News & World Report also placed FAU at No. 45 in the nation in the magazine’s new “Social Mobility” ranking. This distinct ranking is computed using graduation rates of students receiving Pell grants and includes both public and private national universities.
- FAU also has received federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education in 2017. This traditionally underserved group of students make up FAU’s largest minority undergraduate population, listed as 27 percent, followed by African-American students at 20 percent.
- The College of Engineering and Computer Science has 3,198 undergraduate students of which 1,292 are enrolled in Computer Science.