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FIU is a public university in the state of Florida, governed by a board of trustees. The 13 members of the Board of Trustees are appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida and the Board of Governors of the State University System.

Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, FIU is led by Kenneth A. Jessell. He, along with the other members of his executive team (listed below), direct the academic and administrative activities of the University.

Florida International University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees.


PresidentKenneth A. Jessell
Provost, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating OfficerElizabeth M. Bejar
Chief Financial Officer; Senior Vice President for Finance and AdministrationAime Martinez
Senior Vice President, Research & Economic Development; Dean, University Graduate SchoolAndres G. Gil
Senior Vice President, Human ResourcesEl pagnier K. Hudson
Senior Vice President, University Advancement; CEO, FIU Foundation, Inc.Kenneth C. Hall
Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications, Government and External AffairsMichelle L. Palacio
Senior Vice President, Health Affairs; Dean, Herbert Wertheim College of MedicineJuan Cendan
Senior Vice President, Global Medical AffairsRobert Sackstein
Vice President, Information Technology; Chief Information OfficerRobert Grillo
Vice President, Operations & Safety; Chief of StaffJavier I. Marques
Vice President, Academic Affairs: Student Success Operations and Integrated PlanningBridgette E. Cram
Interim Vice President, Student AffairsCharlie Andrews
Athletic DirectorScott Carr
General CounselCarlos B. Castillo


Arts, Sciences & EducationMichael R. Heithaus
BusinessWilliam Hardin 
Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism ManagementMichael Cheng
Communication, Architecture + The ArtsBrian Schriner
Engineering and ComputingInes Triay (Interim)
Herbert Wertheim College of MedicineJuan Cendan
Honors CollegeJuan Carlos "JC" Espinosa
LawAntony Page
Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and  Health SciencesJorge Valdes (Acting)
Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social WorkTomas Guilarte
Steven J. Green School of International & Public AffairsShlomi Dinar
University Graduate SchoolAndres G. Gil
University LibrariesNancy Kirkpatrick