Angela Wyss joined Florida Atlantic University's staff as an Associate Director for the Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence in June of 2009. Her primary duties include working with the men's basketball and women's soccer programs along with supervision of staff members and other tasks as needed.
Wyss came to FAU from Colorado State University where she served as an Academic Coordinator form 2007-2009. At CSU, Wyss was the SAAC Coordinator, the Community Outreach Coordinator, the G.O.L.D. Team Coordinator, and the NCAA/CHAMPS/Life Skills Coordinator. She also taught a freshman student-athlete transition course. Angela coordinated the academic progress of men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, and men's and women's track and field.
Wyss first began working fulltime in collegiate athletics at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA where she served as the Director of Student-Athlete Development from 2003-2007. Wyss also served as the the SAMS Coordinator, the Community Outreach Coordinator, and monitored the academic progress of all 400 student-athletes in the 21 sports teams. She also developed and coordinated the Red Flash Leadership program. In addition, she developed a Catastrophic Incident Plan for the Department of Athletics. Wyss started and chaired the Cancer Society's campus relay for life where she helped raise thousands of dollars for cancer research. She sat on several campus committees as well.
Wyss graduated from the University of Florida in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. While at Florida, she worked for two years as a Gator Guide recruiting football players under Head Coach Steve Spurrier. After graduating, she took a year off and worked as an insurance claims adjuster in Gainesville, FL. Then, later went back to school to pursue a master's degree. She obtained a master of education degree in athletic counseling in 2003 from Springfield College in Springfield, MA. She put in over 400 hours working with student-athletes while in graduate school.
Wyss was a facilitator at the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Continuing Education Conference in February of 2009. She was also a presenter at the 2007 CHAMPS/Life Skills Continuing Education Conference, and was a facilitator at both the 2006 and 2007 NCAA Division I Regional Leadership Conferences. Wyss has also been a CHAMPS/Life Skills mentor since 2006. She is a member of APA, AAASP, N4A, and the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program.
In her free time Angela likes to go to movies, read, exercise, travel, and watch a lot of sports! She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has seven nieces and nephews whom she loves to visit.