U.S. congresswomen speak to FIU leadership program

Posted by Clara-Meretan Kiah × 09/02/2015 at 9:43 am Tweet [embedded content] Two United States congresswomen, Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), faced a room full of university leaders, poised for a Q-and-A session on politics and women’s roles as leaders. The congresswomen were invited to speak at the Educational Leadership Enhancement Program’s […]

New FIU Foundation Board of Directors members announced

The FIU Foundation Board of Directors has appointed Stacey J. Oddman and Wasim Shomar as its newest members. “We are very fortunate to have Dr. Oddman and Shomar as part of our board,” said Howard Lipman, President & CEO of the FIU Foundation and Senior Vice President for University Advancement. “They bring a wealth of […]

A Family Legacy Honoring Dr. Robert R. Stempel

Long before the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work bore his name, Robert R. Stempel, Ph.D. worked relentlessly to foster excellence in his students and the research community. “Bob was a dear friend and a wonderful colleague,” said Professor William Darrow. “He was loved by his students from the first moment they met because he was concerned about them personally and professionally,” he said. Dr. Stempel joined the College in 1991 after earning a doctorate in public health from the University of California at Berkley.

Setting a Precedent

Having worked since she was 16 to relieve her mother’s financial burden, Vivian Arias knows what it means to sacrifice. Her constant need to work to provide for her family has made her studies more challenging, but she has not allowed her financial situation to deter her from pursuing an education. A senior in the College of Business Administration’s School of Accounting, Vivian is now setting a precedent in her family as a first generation student.

Fostering a Culture of Equal Opportunity

“I love the university and want to give back for the 30 years that I spent there,” said Patrick J. Russell, a former FIU employee who recently pledged a $1 million endowed planned gift in support of initiatives that benefit lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students – the largest gift of its kind in the history of FIU.

FIU Foundation Board of Directors members announced

FIU has appointed 10 community leaders to serve on the FIU Foundation Board. “We are honored to have this group of talented professionals as part of our board,” said Howard Lipman, senior vice president for University Advancement and President & CEO of the FIU Foundation. “It is through their knowledge and commitment that we will […]

FIU announces major gift to open center for women in communication

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) and the FIU Foundation today announced a gift by Dean Emeritus and Professor Dr. Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver to establish The Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication. The charitable investment will position the center as a pioneering site for the advancement of women in the […]

FIU joins STEM education national dialogue at 100Kin10 Partner Summit

As a partner in the 100Kin10 movement, FIU is participating in today’s 100Kin10 Partner Summit in Washington, D.C. The initiative is a multi-sector effort to train or retrain 100,000 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers over the next 10 years. It was established in January 2011 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Opportunity […]

FIU Foundation Board of Directors members announced

FIU has appointed four community leaders to serve on the FIU Foundation Board. “The FIU Foundation is honored to welcome these established professionals whose record of service to South Florida aligns with the mission of FIU,” said Howard Lipman, senior vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the FIU Foundation. “Their dynamic, entrepreneurial […]

Former FIU Board of Trustee Leader named Chairman Emeritus

The Florida International University Board of Trustees (BOT) named Albert E. Dotson, Sr. chairman emeritus in honor of his years of leadership and service to the university. Dotson’s service to FIU spans three decades, most recently as chairman of the Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2011. In approving Dotson’s emeritus status at the Nov. […]