FSU Credit Union, a member-owned financial institution, is managed and lead by its Board of Directors. In addition, a volunteer Supervisory Committee is responsible for ensuring that the credit union’s Board of Directors and leadership engage in practices and procedures to properly safeguard members’ assets. The FSU Credit Union Nominating Committee has officially nominated Dr. Brandon Bowden and Dr. Shenifa M. Taite for the two open FSU Credit Union Board of Directors positions. All Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee positions are voluntary and unpaid. We invite you to take a few minutes to learn more about the nominees.

Brandon Bowden, Ed.D. – Board of Directors nominee
Brandon BowdenDr. Brandon Bowden is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Florida State University (FSU). Dr. Bowden directly supervises Strategic Planning and Assessment, Information Technology, the Oglesby Student Union, the Center for Leadership and Social Change, the Center for Global Engagement and co-supervises the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) along with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. He serves as a liaison to Academic Affairs, provides leadership for the university’s Black Male Initiative program, and also serves as a faculty member in the College of Educations Higher Education Masters program. A three time alumnus, Dr. Bowden earned his bachelor’s in exercise science, his master’s in higher education administration, and his Doctorate of Education. His past experiences include serving as an Assistant and Associate Director in the Oglesby Student Union, as Dean of Students and also as a Title IX Director. Dr. Bowden also has experience in the areas of staff development, crisis management, events planning and programming, policy development and professional development.

Shenifa M. Taite, Ed.D.  – Board of Directors nominee
Shenifa TaiteDr. Shenifa M. Taite started and is the first Director of the Instructional Design & Media Production unit at the Florida State University, College of Medicine. She is also a faculty member in the School of Physician Assistant Practice and serves as their Director of Learning Development. Her 20 years of experience in higher education includes teaching, developing curriculum, integrating educational technology and designing online training modules. Dr. Taite enjoys working with other faculty to systematically design learning environments and instruction that effectively and appropriately integrate technology into teaching, even at a distance, to remote locations. Her most recent projects involve teaching the benefits and communication strategies of telehealth to Physician Assistant students, Residents and Physicians.


Please contact Chris Wallace at (850) 224-4960 or cwallace@fsucu.org with any questions about the nominees or nomination process.

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