Katie Burke

Katie G. Burke, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President of Alumni and Community Engagement
FAU Class of 2008, 2010, 2015 and 2017
561.297.2190 (FA 205)

Katie G. Burke was named Assistant Vice President of Alumni and Community Engagement for Florida Atlantic University on July 11, 2022. In her role, she is responsible for the overall direction and management of community engagement and alumni relations at FAU. Katie is charged with offering counsel and leadership to the Florida Atlantic Alumni Association, its staff and board. She will engage alumni and friends in the life of FAU. Prior to this role, Katie spent close to 15 years at Florida Atlantic University, most recently as the Executive Director of New Student Transitions and Family Engagement.

Prior to that, she held the position of Assistant Dean for the Weppner Center for Leadership Education & Development (LEAD) and Service-Learning. During her tenure at FAU, Katie has held numerous leadership roles in New Student Orientation and Onboarding, Transfer Student Services, Family Engagement, Student Organizations, Civic Engagement and Service, and the FAU Mentoring Project.

A lifelong Owl, Katie came to Florida Atlantic as a first-generation student and received her undergraduate degree in criminal justice. She went on to complete two master’s degrees, as well as a Ph.D. in educational leadership and research methodology. Within FAU, Katie is a highly engaged staff mentor and also serves as an associate graduate faculty who teaches higher education leadership courses as well as University Honors Program courses. Katie also has published works and presented at a variety of professional conferences.


  • Florida Atlantic University: Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Education Degree, Master of Arts Degree, Bachelor of Arts Degree