WGCU Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of WGCU

The WGCU Advisory Board assists WGCU in realizing its mission and its long-range goals. The board communicates to and on behalf of listeners, viewers and subscribers; provides input concerning public broadcasting to governmental agencies and elected officials; and assists in WGCU engagement and fundraising activities.


  • Jim Hale (Chair)
  • Linda Penniman (Vice Chair)
  • Peter Sulick (FGCU Board of Trustees Liaison)
  • Corey Lewis (Ex-officio)
  • Muriel Olsen (Board Secretary)
  • Lydia Black
  • Mimi Chapin Gregory
  • Shavon Chester
  • Howard Cohen
  • Dr. Yaroslaba Garcia
  • Iqbal Mamdani
  • Rick Solum
  • Charisse Thomas
  • Joseph Mercurio
  • Terri Santisi-Alvator
  • Dr. Ben Machielse