FIYou: Beverly Dalrymple Ed.D. ’00

Name: Beverly Dalrymple Ed.D. ’00

Hometown: Miami, Fla.

Job Title/Department: Director, Center for Leadership & Service

Campus: Modesto A. Maidique Campus

In a nutshell: I direct the Center for Leadership & Service, which provides experiential and developmental opportunities for students to learn and practice leadership through civic engagement. We produce the annual FIU Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society, for instance. I design and develop programs, present on a variety of leadership topics, teach classes and mentor the best staff in the whole university.

Number of years at FIU: 25

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The diversity that can be found at FIU. It enriches the relationships and collaborations that are at the center of my work. My favorite part of my job is working with students and in this job I get to work with the most motivated and engaged students.

What do you think faculty/staff and students should know about your department?

The Center for Leadership & Service is dedicated to developing active global citizens who will make a difference on campus, in their respective communities and future careers. Our staff is made up of very talented individuals and great team players that would enjoy collaborating with you to meet your leadership development needs.

Where is your favorite spot on campus? Why?

Wherever I can get coffee at 3 p.m.

If there is one thing you wish everyone knew about FIU, what would it be?

The quality of the people who make up the FIU family.

Family snapshot:

My husband, Bruce, and I are from New Jersey. We have three grown daughters and one grandson who all live up north, so we travel frequently to visit them. We also enjoy other travel and recently completed a walking tour through Alaska.

Word that best describes you: Calm.

First paying job: That’s hard to remember, but it was probably babysitting when I was a teenager.

Favorite TV show: I’m not much of a TV fan, but I must admit that I am totally addicted to Top Chef. I live vicariously through the contestants.

What is playing on your iPod?

Classic rock from the ’60s and ’70s.

Your proudest accomplishment:

My education, raising three beautiful daughters and surviving cancer.

What do you do when you are not working at FIU?

I love to cook (and eat). I’d love to start a supper club with other like-minded foodies. Let me know if you are interested!