FIU hires Texas firm to conduct search for new president

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Florida International University has hired a Texas firm to conduct a national search for its next president.

FIU Board of Trustees Chair Dean Colson announced Tuesday that a team of 15 people will serve on a committee that will assist Dallas-based R. William Funk and Associates in the search.

The action comes after 72-year-old Mark Rosenberg abruptly resigned as president in January.

He initially cited health reasons but it was later learned that school officials had launched an investigation into allegations that Rosenberg made unwanted advances to a woman who worked in his office.

The search for a new president is expected to take several months.