Florida Poly is the newest member institution of the State University System of Florida and it opened for classes on August 16, 2014. Among the services offered by the new university, is an Ombuds Office for students. Velmarie L. Albertini is the Ombuds and she also serves as the Academic Program Coordinator.
Albertini has an extensive career in higher education. She chaired the Social Ministry Academic Department at Palm Beach Atlantic University and was Professor of Social Work at Southeastern University. She also taught at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University. She received her doctorate and master’s degrees in Sociology and Social Work from Florida International University. Albertini is the author of “Synergistic Collaborations: Pastoral Care and Social Work,” published in 2010. (Florida Poly Ombuds, Bio.)