On June 26, a reception was held in the GC Ballrooms to honor Wartzok and his wife, Susan Wartzok, head of Cataloging for FIU Libraries, for their tireless leadership and service to the University.
The provost-designate appointed Evelyn Gaiser as the interim executive director of the School of Environment Arts and Society, starting July 1.
Provost Douglas Wartzok named Michael Heithaus as the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, starting July 1, when the current dean, Kenneth Furton, takes over as the new provost.
University members only had kind words to say about Provost and Executive Vice President Douglas Wartzok — knowledgeable, inspirational, tireless, a leader.
President Mark B. Rosenberg appointed College of Arts and Sciences Dean Kenneth Furton to the provost position at a town hall on April 2. Furton will assume his new role summer 2014.
Provost Douglas Wartzok will step down from office on July 1 and has asked for his first sabbatical in 42 years as a faculty member.
A handful of academic programs are under the Board of Governors’ magnifying glass– each at risk of losing funding if they do not increase the number of degrees they award and the number of students who are placed in jobs after one year.
Seven master’s programs deemed low performing by the Board of Governors are being scrutinized for their ability to graduate a certain number of students and land them jobs in the future.
Vice President of Human Resources Jaffus Hardrick was recently appointed the University’s first vice provost for The Office of Student Access and Success.
Public-private partnerships are well underway at the University, regardless of critics. Contracts with Academic Partnerships and Royal Caribbean are in the process of being finalized, while a partnership with Zoo Miami was finalized on July 16.