Name: Matt Herzberger
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Job Title/Department: Director of Web Communications
Campus: University Park
In a nutshell: I’m here to create a new beautiful, functional Web presence from the ground up. I will be working with people from across campus to create a Web culture on campus while pushing best practices and standards.
Number of years at FIU: I’ve been here for just over a month.
What do you enjoy most about your job? So far I’m enjoying realizing the challenges that lie ahead.
What do you think faculty/staff and students should know about your department? We are looking to make the university’s Web site a much more user-friendly experience with an emphasis on each audience’s needs.
Where is your favorite spot on campus? Why? Well, I suppose the Graham Center since it is the only place I have been to other than my office.
If there is one thing you wish everyone knew about FIU, what would it be? It has a beautiful campus.
Family snapshot: It’s me, my wife, McKinley, and our two cats, Jack and Jill.
Word that best describes you: Determined.
First paying job: I was a soccer referee when I was in middle school. The pay was good: I’d make $40 a game. And if you wanted to keep in shape it also helped with that.
Favorite TV show: “South Park.”
Your proudest accomplishment: Moving on after college and moving across the country to chase my dream of being a Web rock star!
What do you do when you are not working at FIU? In general I love movies – I have a huge collection. And everything Web-related; you’ll have to pry my laptop and iPhone from my cold dead hands. So far in Miami I am trying to take in a new experience every week. I guess that would make me a resident tourist.