Global Strategy Leadership Group

The Global Strategy Leadership Group (GSLG) is spearheaded by FIU Global and brings together FIU’s international education leaders (academic and business) to jointly plan our moves and build synergies around our institutional global strategy.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Share information on global interactions and opportunities to feed into the Global Footprint Tool
  • Review and analyze data to determine institutional opportunities for partnerships, marketing/branding etc.
  • Prioritize opportunities for the institution while developing action items and engagement responsibilities
  • Support implementation and provide coaching
  • Monitor global engagements to highlight regions/cities for potential World Centers
  • Exchange information and opportunities that will support the FIU Global strategy and institutional strategic plan
  • Advise the provost on policies and procedures associated with global engagement
  • Monthly meetings to keep up with campus-wide developments


College of Arts, Sciences & Education: Mike Heithaus, Dean
College of Business: Sumit Kundu, Associate Dean for International Programs
College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts: Marilys Nepomechie, Associate Dean for Faculty and Program Development
College of Engineering & Computing: Osama Mohammed, Associate Dean for Research
College of Law: Manuel Gomez, Associate Dean for Global Engagement
College of Medicine: Eneida Roldan, Associate Dean International Affairs
College of Nursing & Health Sciences: Helen Cornely, Associate Dean, Administrative Affairs
College of Public Health & Social Work: Paola Moreno, Executive Director, Operations & International Initiatives
Honors College: Juan Carlos Espinosa, Dean
School of Hospitality & Tourism Management: Diann Newman, Vice Dean 
School of International & Public Affairs: Pedro Botta, Director, Strategic Initiatives
Academic Planning & Accountability: Mercedes Ponce, Assistant Vice President
Advancement: tba
Auxiliary Development: David Snider, Assistant Vice President Financial Planning & Budget 
Strategic Communications: Eduardo Merille, Assistant Vice President for Marketing & Branding
General Counsel
: Ralph Prohias, Senior University Counsel 
Global Learning Initiatives: Hilary Landorf, Executive Director
International Admissions: Jody Glassman, Assistant Vice President
Research & Economic Development: Bill Anderson, Associate Vice President