Securing 21st century resources, new partnerships are priorities for Mark Rosenberg as he returns to FIU to assume presidency
Shortly after the end of a three-year term as chancellor of Florida's State University System, Mark Rosenberg, a Florida International University professor since 1976, was promptly named to succeed retiring President Modesto "Mitch" Maidique.
Although the university has dealt with painful budget cuts, the state Legislature authorized all public universities to increase tuition by up to 15%. The move, Mr. Rosenberg said, gives all universities, including FIU, a better hold on what their future will look like.
"We clearly have to find ways to adapt to this new 21st-century world that we hadn't thought about 10 years ago," he says.
And with a brand-new medical school, an upcoming accreditation evaluation and thousands of new students, Mr. Rosenberg has his work cut out for him.
He was interviewed by Miami Today staff writer Zachary S. Fagenson in the interim-president's office on FIU's main campus.
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