Photo: Adara Richter


Senior Assistant Director


Where are you from?

Lakeland, Florida

How long have you worked in the Office of Admissions at Florida Southern?

In my first year as a student at FSC, I began working as a student worker and Southern Ambassador. I fell in love with the field and eventually became an admissions counselor assistant. Now I have the exciting opportunity to inform and guide students on the benefits of FSC as an admissions counselor!

You’re a Florida Southern grad. What’s it like to work here now?

I have stayed in touch with my professors and always learn something new when I meet them for lunch occasionally. It’s a relationship I really cherish.

Adara in greek life

What’s the best tradition or campus event at Florida Southern?

I enjoy all the campus events at FSC, especially Greek philanthropic competitions. They are healthy, fun competitions for a great cause!

Do you have a favorite spot on campus?

Roux Library and the Wellness Pool. I love to pick a good book and lay out in the sunshine!

Describe your idea of a perfect Saturday in Lakeland.

It would start with a run around beautiful Lake Hollingsworth, then downtown to Black Swan to pick up a new vintage book and then to Mitchell’s for a muffin and coffee.


Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia

Illinois by last name M to Z.

Liz Green is handling Illinois by last name A to L.

Books I Love

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger & Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke. A few of my favorite poets are D.A. Powell and Richard Blanco.

Educational Background

  • I have a Bachelor’s in English with a Minor in Sociology from Florida Southern College.

Favorite Quote

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

What about hobbies or outside interests?

I love reading and creative writing, but I also like to stay active with Crossfit and running. Of course, shopping, going to the beach, and meeting friends at local restaurants are activities on the top of the list too!

Any favorite restaurants or hangouts in Lakeland?

I love Black and Brew for a yummy flat bread or salad. I also love Mitchell’s for my standard post-work out Saturday morning coffee and breakfast!

Adara Richter

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone 863.680.3753
Text 863.777.4035

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