The FIU Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously voted to give President Mark B. Rosenberg a “superior” performance rating for his accomplishments and leadership during the prior academic year.
With a “superior” rating, board members agreed President Rosenberg exceeded performance expectations on a consistent and uniform basis and made a unique or significant contribution well beyond performance expectations through remarkable achievement and a pacesetting performance.
“Despite the difficulties faced by universities nationwide because of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Rosenberg’s leadership has propelled FIU to continue to meet and exceed its goals,” said Board of Trustee Chairman Dean C. Colson. “His superior ranking is a testament to his leadership and bold vision toward the ultimate goal of making FIU a top 50 public university.”
Colson also mentioned that he recently spoke with Board of Governors Chair Syd Kitson, who echoed the sentiments of FIU trustees regarding Rosenberg’s performance.
Among some of the accomplishments highlighted over a one-year period (from academic year 2018 – 2019 to 2019 – 2020) were:
- FIU’s four-year graduation rate for full time students increased to the highest rate in the history of the university at 49 percent.
- Percent of graduates with bachelor’s degrees employed and/or continuing their education one year after graduation increased to more than 72 percent.
- Median wages of graduates with bachelor’s degrees employed full-time one year after graduation also increased by $1,200.
- The average cost to students per undergraduate degree decreased by more than $4,000.
- The number of Pell grant undergraduate students enrolled during fall 2020 increased to nearly 51 percent.
- The number of post-doctoral appointees increased from 242 to 260.