Ms. Vanessa Gonzalez
Vanessa Gonzalez is an Academic Advisor III in the Office of Student Services at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Ms. Gonzalez provides general academic advising to all students, but also provides additional academic support to Rosen College students in their first semester as well as academically at-risk students. She also is the Coordinator for the Rosen College Leadership Council, the Dean’s Student Ambassador Program. She joined the Rosen College team in January 2017. Since then, Ms. Gonzalez has received excellent guidance and mentorship from others on the Rosen College advising team that has helped her to earn a few academic advising awards including the UCF Dr. Judith Sindlinger Outstanding New Advisor Award, FLACADA Rising Star Award, NACADA Region 4 Excellence in Advising – New Advisor Award, and the NACADA Global Certificate of Merit in the New Advisor category.
Ms. Gonzalez considers herself to be a lifelong learner and thus takes the opportunity to further her education at every opportunity. She is a proud alumni of the UCF Rosen College holding her Bachelors of Science degree in Hospitality Management. She has earned her Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership from UCF and is finishing two graduate certificates at Rosen College in Event Management and Destination Marketing and Management. Ms. Gonzalez started her doctorate degree, an edD in Educational Leadership, Higher Education Track, from UCF in Fall of 2019.
Ms. Gonzalez enjoys interacting with and advising students daily and contributing toward making their Rosen College experience a memorable one. Her biggest piece of advice for students is to get involved during their time in college! She believes that since students only have this undergraduate college experience once, they should make the most of it and participate in activities and organizations that will help them succeed personally, academically, and professionally.