Erika Hill was named Director of Admissions in July of 2019. Ms. Hill enthusiastically joined the Office of Admissions as the Associate Director for Admissions at FAMU Law in 2015. She was promoted to Chief Law Admissions Officer assuming primary responsibility for her department. Her reputation as a service-oriented professional who nurtures and guides students along their educational paths begin in 2000 when she worked as the Associate Director of Admission and Recruitment at the Florida State University College of Law. During her eight-year tenure at FSU, she has implemented several new recruitment programs aimed at increasing the yield of highly qualified students.
Prior to coming to Orlando, Ms. Hill was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, History, Public Administration and Criminology at FAMU, where she taught Public Policy, State and Local Government, American National Government, Professional Development and Public Administration.
From 2010 to January 2015, Ms. Hill held the position of Program Director for the Center for Global Security and International Affairs at Florida A&M University, and was responsible for day-to-day operation of the Center, including grant management and study abroad coordination, supervision of staff, fiscal tracking and reporting, planning and executing summer programs for high school students. Further, as this program was federally funded, she was also responsible for ensuring the Center operated within the rules and guidelines of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the grant oversight agency.
Preceding her time as Program Director, Ms. Hill was responsible for providing leadership to the Admissions Department within the School of Graduate Studies at FAMU as the Coordinator of Graduate Admissions. Her responsibilities included supervising a team of admissions and recruitment professionals, application processing, and preparing graduate admissions and enrollment reports. One of her key achievements in this position included streamlining the admissions process for the School of Graduate Studies. She also worked with the Dean of Graduate Studies to develop recruitment initiatives designed to increase graduate enrollment.
Prior to entering the field of law school admissions, Ms. Hill worked for two years at the Florida Department of Elder Affairs in the Office of the General Counsel and later served as one of the Communications Liaisons for that same state agency. Ms. Hill is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Educational Leadership program at Florida A & M University. She holds a Masters of Applied Social Sciences with a concentration in Public Administration. In addition, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitative Services and a minor in Psychology from Florida State University.
Her experience also includes the ability to build and foster key relationships with executive leadership, key personnel, students and other constituents as a means to successfully plan and execute programs. In addition, she has been integral in the creation and launch of several different program initiatives with full responsibility for recruitment initiatives, establishing policy development, program evaluation, and budget management.