FIU Presidential Search

Important Update • Sept. 21, 2022

The FIU Presidential Search Committee has voted to recommend to the Board of Trustees Dr. Kenneth A. Jessell as the finalist to become FIU's sixth president.

As the search process enters its next phase, the university will host a number of open forums with members of the university community before the Board of Trustees meets to consider the Presidential Search Committee's recommendation and the community's feedback.

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This website will be updated regularly to include announcements, committee selections, notices of public events, agendas and other materials. The Board of Trustees encourages active participation as we work together to select the next FIU president.