SIPA Dean John Stack Steps Down

Screenshot of email announcing SIPA Dean John Stack’s resignation.

Danny Tarrau / Contributing Writer

After six years, the founder and Dean of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) John Stack is stepping down.

“It is with mixed emotions that I announce the search for the next dean of the SIPA,” said FIU Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth Furton, in an email sent out to the university.

As the dean of SIPA, Stack not only oversaw eight academic departments but was also instrumental in establishing FIU’s College of Law.

In the email Furton also highlighted Stack’s passion to serve students, faculty, and staff.

His previous accomplishments include leading SIPA as nationally ranked in the Top 50 Schools of International and Public Affairs. The school also raised over $47 million under his leadership to support students and faculty.

“Stack led the effort to create an interdisciplinary school of international and public affairs bringing together the social sciences, humanities, and several international programs and centers,” said Furton.

The next dean will be chosen by a search and screen committee led by Brian Schriner, dean of the College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts. This consists of alumni, students, faculty, and staff from the SIPA.

Stack will remain the dean until a new one is hired. Updates will be posted on the Provost’s website.

Looking to the future of FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs, the committee is currently undertaking the search for the future dean.

Furton closed the email with an optimistic sentiment for the next dean of the SIPA.

“Thank you and I look forward to your input as we choose the next leader of the SIPA,” he said.

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