Antoneia L. Roe was recently named Florida A&M University’s interim associate vice president of student affairs and dean of students. She was promoted to her new position on June 18.
Roe, who has a law degree and is affectionately known as “Attorney Roe,” is no stranger to the university. She has been around as a student and professional for more than 25 years. Previously, she served as director of judicial affairs, which changed to the Office of Conduct and Student Resolution. In 2014, she served as the associate dean of students. In 2017, she was promoted to assistant vice president of student affairs.
“Because student life and student development were combined, it was my job to help oversee 14 different departments for our students,” said Roe.
Roe has made it her passion to handle judicial and academic issues for those who attend the university. She has also worked with multiple departments, such as campus recreation, housing, child care and student life. She has allowed herself to become a more versatile professional and leader for the students at FAMU.
The FAMU student Attorney General, Briana Orsborn, said, “Attorney Roe is a non-biased, intelligent and skillful attorney who is dedicated to ensuring all breaches of the student code of ethics, as well as the other governing documents of FAMU, are handled fairly. She keeps the best interest of the student body and the university at the forefront of her decisions.”
The Tallahassee native graduated from FAMU in the fall of 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science. She went on to attend the University of Miami and received her juris doctorate in 2002.
“FAMU prepared me for the rigor of law school. FAMU has the ability to prepare you to be able to handle challenges that you could never imagine, which makes me grateful for qualifying me for my current positions,” Roe said.
Former FAMU student Senator Jeremiah Carter said, “Attorney Roe is a great person. I believe she will do an outstanding job serving as the interim associate vice president of student affairs. FAMU truly picked the right person to continue to lead our student body.”
Roe’s law career, which started at FAMU in the general counsel’s office, continues to be of service to the Rattlers at FAMU.
“Being a Rattler is in my blood. My mom attended FAMU, so now I am continuing her legacy. Although I’ve taken breaks over the years from the university, I always find my way back,” said Roe.