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Board of Advisors

  • Agustín Arellano Sr.- Chair of construction firm NV2A Group, Board Chair

  • Ray Rodríguez – Former President and Chief Operating oOfficer of Univision Communications, Vice Chair

  • César Alvarez – Senior Chairman of Greenberg Traurig and member of the FIU Board of Trustees

  • Nestor Carbonell, Sr. – Former International Public Affairs and Business Leader at PepsiCo

  • Jacqueline Dascal Chariff – Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CosmeticPerks 

  • Alfonso Fanjul, Jr. – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Florida Crystals Corporation and Fanjul Corporation

  • George Feldenkreis – Executive Chairman of the Board of Perry Ellis International

  • Andy García – Award – winning Actor and Director

  • Alberto Ibargüen – President and Chief Executive Officer of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

  • Jorge Mas – Chairman of the Board of MasTec

  • Lily Prellezo – Author

  • Claudia Puig – President and General Manager of Univision Communications and member of the FIU Board of Trustees

  • Mark B. Rosenberg – President of Florida International University

  • Eduardo M. Sardiña – Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Bacardi U.S.A. 

  • Mayi de la Vega – Founder and CEO of One Sotheby's International Realty
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Scholarly Advisory Committee

  • Michael Bustamante, Assistant Professor of Latin America in the Department of History - FIU
  • Erik Camayd-Freixas, Professor in the Department of Modern Languages - FIU
  • Julio Capó, Deputy Director of the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab and Associate Professor in the Department of History - FIU
  • Travis Cloyd, Futurist in Residence and Director of iSTAR  - FIU
  • Jorge Duany, Director of the Cuban Research Institute and Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies - FIU
  • Juan Carlos Espinosa, Dean of the Honors College - FIU
  • Rebecca FriedmanDirector of the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab and Professor in the Department of History - FIU
  • Karen S. Fuller - Veloz, Director of the School of Music - FIU
  • Verónica A. González, Assistant Librarian in the Sound and Image Department - FIU
  • Pedro José Greer Jr., Dean of the Roseman University College of Medicine
  • Guillermo Grenier, Chair and Professor in the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies - FIU
  • Marcos Kerbel, Adjunct Professor of Finance in the College of Business - FIU
  • Catherine Mas, Assistant Professor in the Department of History - FIU
  • Marilys R. Nepomechie, Associate Dean of Faculty and Program Development of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts and Professor in the Department of Architecture - FIU
  • President Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, Interim Director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center - FIU
  • Andrea J. Queeley, Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Global and Sociocultural Studies Department - FIU
  • Rita Teutonico, Associate Dean of Research of the College of Arts, Sciences & Education - FIU
  • John Thomas, Associate Professor at the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management - FIU