George Corton named Vice President of Development and Innovation Philanthropy

George Corton, a fundraising professional with more than 18 years of experience, has been promoted to Vice President of Development and Innovation Philanthropy at Florida International University. Corton, an alumnus who received his bachelor’s and MBA degrees from FIU, has served the university for nearly 16 years, including as Chief Development Officer/ Senior Associate Vice […]

University breaks fundraising record on Give Miami Day 10th anniversary

The 10th anniversary of Give Miami Day was FIU’s most successful yet, with generous supporters making gifts to programs spanning the university the week of Nov. 18. The university received a record $215,043 from 352 donors over the course of Give Miami Day 2021, benefiting 50 projects at FIU ranging from scholarships for first-generation students […]

Alumnus John McKibbon ’75 makes $5M gift to FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

–By Ivonne Amor John McKibbon and his wife Letitia have made a $5 million gift to the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management that will enhance alumni outreach, implement formal integration of technology and innovation into the curriculum, and create student scholarships at the top-10 U.S. public hospitality school from which he graduated. The McKibbon ’75 […]

Surviving the Holiday Break: Tips for College Students and Families

Well, the end of the year is almost here! The end of a long semester – for both you and your student, as you have navigated many experiences. Right about now, your student is most likely spending long hours completing group projects, submitting papers, and preparing for finals. As a parent/family member, you want to […]

George Corton named Vice President of Development and Innovation Philanthropy

George Corton, a fundraising professional with more than 18 years of experience, has been promoted to Vice President of Development and Innovation Philanthropy at Florida International University. Corton, an alumnus who received his bachelor’s and MBA degrees from FIU, has served the university for nearly 16 years, including as Chief Development Officer/ Senior Associate Vice […]

University breaks fundraising record on Give Miami Day 10th anniversary

The 10th anniversary of Give Miami Day was FIU’s most successful yet, with generous supporters making gifts to programs spanning the university the week of Nov. 18. The university received a record $215,043 from 352 donors over the course of Give Miami Day 2021, benefiting 50 projects at FIU ranging from scholarships for first-generation students […]

StartUP FIU, Bank of America and The Underline reveal the 10 winners of the inaugural Miami Small Business Bootcamp

Winners will showcase their products and services at The Underline Holiday Village during the second and third weekends of December StartUP FIU, in partnership with Bank of America and The Underline, announced today the 10 winners of the inaugural Miami Small Business Bootcamp during a ceremony at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts […]

Wells Fargo awards StartUP FIU Food grant to help local food entrepreneurs recover from pandemic

More than 1,000 small business owners will receive assistance Wells Fargo today awarded an Open for Business Fund grant to Florida International University (FIU) to launch a robust, virtual platform at StartUP FIU Food, a small business incubator that serves food and beverage micro-entrepreneurs in South Florida. The $750,000 grant is projected to offer online […]

Alumnus John McKibbon ’75 makes $5M gift to FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

–By Ivonne Amor John McKibbon and his wife Letitia have made a $5 million gift to the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management that will enhance alumni outreach, implement formal integration of technology and innovation into the curriculum, and create student scholarships at the top-10 U.S. public hospitality school from which he graduated. The McKibbon ’75 […]

Meet Gina C. Duarte-Romero, president of the FIU Alumni Association Board of Directors and Chair of the FIU Parent & Family Council

FIU Alumni Association Board of Directors President Gina C. Duarte-Romero ’91, M.Ed. ’08 taught briefly in Miami-Dade County Public Schools before purchasing a preschool and later The Biltmore School. She now runs The Biltmore School and is an adjunct professor in FIU’s School of Education and Human Development, teaching early childhood education courses. Gina also chairs the FIU Parent & Family Council, which connects students’ parents to FIU and raises funds […]

Committed to inclusive philanthropy, FIU Foundation is supporting institutional diversity, equity, inclusion efforts through its new Foundation Office of Inclusive Philanthropy

When the university last summer announced an institutional effort to strengthen equity and inclusion at FIU, leadership proposed a plan of action, known as the Equity Action Initiative (EAI), to address the systemic issues identified.   Knowing philanthropy could accelerate and expand upon the university’s work, the FIU Foundation created its new Foundation Office of Inclusive Philanthropy (FOIP). The […]

FIU ranks first among Florida public universities

FIU earned 97 points, the highest score in the history of the Performance-Based Funding Model in Florida FIU has earned the highest score among public universities in the state according to the Florida Board of Governors performance-based funding scores announced today. In Florida, state universities are evaluated on key metrics including four-year graduation rate, retention rate, cost […]

FIU trustees extend President Rosenberg’s contract

President Mark B. Rosenberg
FIU’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a one-year extension to President Mark B. Rosenberg’s contract. –By Madeline Baro for FIU News The FIU Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved a one-year extension to President Mark B. Rosenberg’s contract. The extension follows a “superior” rating for Rosenberg’s accomplishments and leadership during the 2019-2020 academic year, […]