Former FIU provost Mark Rosenberg seeks to boost quality as new chancellor of State University System of Florida
When the 17-member board of governors of the State University System of Florida looked in recent weeks for someone to take on the role of chancellor to lead Florida's 11 public institutions of higher education into a new era of growth and global competition, they had no hesitation. They unanimously chose the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs of Florida International University, Mark Rosenberg.
Mr. Rosenberg, a nationally and internationally recognized expert on Latin America and the Caribbean, joined FIU in 1976 as an assistant professor of political science. While retaining his love of teaching, he went on to assume such leadership roles there as founding director of the Latin American and Caribbean Center, founding dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs and vice provost for international studies before being named provost in May 1998. For several months in 1999, he also served as FIU's acting president during the illness of President Modesto Maidique.
In his new state role, Mr. Rosenberg, the subject of a Miami Today profile in May 1996 as he took on the challenge of forging a new school of international studies at FIU, intends to make quality his top priority, he told Miami Today international editor Michael Hayes during a trip from Tallahassee to his home in Miami last week.
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