The Board of Trustees of Florida International University (FIU) announces a nationwide search for the University’s 6th President.


FIU is a Carnegie R1 public research university located in Miami, Florida, with over 56,000 students, 11 colleges, $246 million in research expenditures, and a $1.7 billion annual budget. FIU is focused on making a real impact in research, teaching, and social mobility. It is proud to be recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution, a Minority Serving University, and as a Carnegie Community Engaged University.


The President reports directly to the Board of Trustees and is the chief executive officer of the University. The next President will be responsible for the execution of the current “Next Horizon 2025” strategic plan and for providing the vision that will drive FIU forward. The President will be the face of the University to its many constituencies and will interface with the state Board of Governors and government officials. Fund- and friend-raising, visibility on the state and national education stage, and active involvement in the day-to-day life of the University are all important expectations for the position.


The next President will have the leadership talents to successfully elevate the University to greater national and international prominence. The selected person will have unquestioned integrity, exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, and a commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. The University’s next leader will be student-centered, have an appreciation for FIU’s world class teaching and research faculty, and will understand the opportunities and challenges associated with leading a major institution. A more comprehensive leadership statement regarding the search will be available on the University’s website at


Applications and nominations will be accepted until a new President is selected, but interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to our search consultant at the address below by June 15 to assure optimal consideration. This search will be conducted pursuant to Florida law, including Section 1004.098, Florida Statutes (2022). Section 1004.098 keeps personally identifiable applicant information confidential until, for finalists, the final stages of the search. Application materials should include a letter of interest and a current CV/resume. Please submit materials to:


FIU President Search

R. William Funk & Associates

2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard - Suite 300

Dallas, Texas 75219



FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.