It’s a new beginning for the Dean’s Council—the college’s principal advisory board, which offers strategic guidance to the business school administrators—and for Mark Rosenberg, FIU’s fifth president.
At its first meeting of the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the two had the chance to interact. Dean’s Council members learned about Rosenberg’s plans to “Hit the Ground Running,” and Rosenberg heard ways members of the Dean’s Council can help him achieve his vision to make FIU “a leading student-centered urban public research university that is locally and globally engaged.”
The key components of the plan include efforts to:
- Revitalize and expand financial base
- Achieve results-oriented student-centered academic excellence
- Enhance the quality and impact of research and creative initiatives
- Engage the community
“President Rosenberg and members of the Dean’s Council had a lively conversation about the four core points of ‘Hit the Ground Running’, discussing ways business school can align itself to his objectives and contribute to the success of the initiative,” said Luis Casas, the college’s director of marketing, communications and recruiting.
Rosenberg makes multiple appearances to business school constituencies.
“We were delighted to have President Rosenberg address this very important group of advisors to the business school,” said Annabelle Rojas, (MBA ’98, BBA ’87), assistant dean, department of advancement, alumni and corporate relations, whose office organizes Dean’s Council meetings on behalf of Executive Dean Joyce Elam. “He has already made himself very available to our supporters, beginning shortly after he took office, when he met with members of our Dean’s Alumni Circle.”
The meeting was hosted by Dean’s Council member Maria del Busto, global chief human resources officer and vice president, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. It took place September 22, 2009 at the company’s headquarters.