Dr. Amy Hecht

Dr. Amy Hecht

Dr. Amy Hecht serves as the vice president for student affairs at Florida State University.   Prior to returning to her alma mater, Amy served as the vice president for student affairs at The College of New Jersey and has held positions at Auburn University Temple University, Cabrini College, and the University of Pennsylvania.

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. She is a Lead Facilitator with LeaderShape, a national, non-profit organization and held volunteer leadership positions with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ (NASPA). Dr. Hecht launched her career with Alpha Chi Omega national sorority, serving as a traveling consultant and was recently awarded Alpha Chi Omega’s Woman of Distinction honor in 2018. 

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 book chapters and articles focused on organizational learning, change, executive transitions, and the role of assistant/associate vice presidents in student affairs organizations. 

Amy met her husband, Anthony, while they were students at Florida State University.  Together they have two children Josie (6 years old) and Izzy (2 years old). They have been active in giving back to Shands Children’s Hospital, where Josie was treated for leukemia and Izzy treated for a Congenital Heart Defect.