Meet Gina C. Duarte-Romero, president of the FIU Alumni Association Board of Directors

FIU Alumni Association Board of Directors President Gina C. Duarte-Romero ’91, M.Ed. ’08 taught briefly in Miami-Dade County Public Schools before purchasing a preschool and later The Biltmore School. She now runs The Biltmore School and is an adjunct professor in FIU’s School of Education and Human Development, teaching early childhood education courses. Gina also chairs the FIU Parent & Family Council, which connects students’ parents to FIU and raises funds […]

Chief Alumni Officer’s Corner: August 2021

Greetings, Panthers! Seven months ago, to the day, I began my journey at FIU. I packed up the moving truck amid 23 inches of fresh snow in Cleveland, Ohio, and journeyed on down to Miami. As I write this, I think of the theme song from the ’70s sitcom “The Jeffersons.” The song began with, […]

Alumna brings new brand of leadership to FIU Board of Trustees

Celebrated College of Law grad Chanel Rowe is one of the newest members of the university’s governing body –By Alexandra Pecharich for FIU Magazine One of the newest members of the FIU Board of Trustees bears more than her fair share of others’ expectations. Like those with whom she serves—primarily businesspeople who have reached the […]

A farewell message from outgoing FIU Alumni Association President Michael Hernandez ’04, MPA ’11

FIU Alumni Association President Michael Hernandez ’04, MPA ’11 shared the following message with his fellow board members on April 21, 2021, at his final board meeting as president. Hernandez is succeeded by alumna and board member Gina Duarte-Romero ’91, M.Ed. ’08. My Fellow Board Members – It has been a decade since Bill Draughon […]

Alumna Chanel T. Rowe JD ’14 appointed to FIU Board of Trustees

The Florida Board of Governors has appointed FIU Law alumna Chanel T. Rowe JD ’14 to the Florida International University Board of Trustees for a five-year term. “We are thrilled to have our very own law graduate Chanel Rowe join FIU’s Board of Trustees,” said Board of Trustees Chair Dean C. Colson, who was recently […]

Alumnus shares experience as political analyst for Telemundo during election season

–By Katherine Dagand for FIU News Alumnus Michael Hernandez ’04, MPA ’11 has had an extensive career in public affairs. He worked both Obama campaigns in 2008 and 2012 and served as the director of communications and senior advisor for Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez for four years. He’s currently a senior vice president […]

“Welcome to Fall 2019!”: A message from Board President Michael Hernandez ’04, MPA ’11

“A college education is for life – but it doesn’t end once you’ve received your diploma or paid those outstanding parking tickets! It’s a connection for life,” says Alumni Association Board of Directors President Michael Hernandez. As FIU ushers in a new academic year this week and welcomes thousands of new and returning Panthers to […]

Alumni, community hyped for football season at Annual Cocktail Reception

Alumni, family and friends gathered at Coral Gables Country Club on May 17 to mingle and network at the 2018 Annual Cocktail Reception. The reception introduces new members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, who are sworn in each year before the event begins, to the FIU community. This year, Sean Gazitúa ’04, Cisely […]

Maria Garcia ’05, JD ’08 elected president of Alumni Association Board of Directors

Maria Garcia ’05, JD ’08, an alumna of the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs and the College of Law, has been elected the 28th president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. As president, Garcia will work with the Board of Directors to support the university by connecting alumni through networking opportunities; advocating for […]

A message from Alumni Board President Eduardo “Eddie” Hondal

Fellow FIU Panthers & All Panther Friends: We are experiencing some of the most difficult times in FIU’s history. We will all remember where we were when we heard the tragic news of March 15, 2018. As FIU alumni, our prayers go out to all the victims and their families. A heartfelt thank you also […]