Office of the President

Since its founding in 1925, the University of Miami's extraordinary progress has been spearheaded by visionary presidents who embraced the dream of developing a world-class university in South Florida.

Main Office: 230 Ashe Building, 1252 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables | Phone: (305) 284-5155 | Contact Information


Julio Frenk

President

jfrenk@miami.edu

(305) 284-5155
Ashe Administration Building
1252 Memorial Dr
Room 230J
A fourth-generation physician whose paternal grandparents fled Germany in the early 1930s to build a new life in Mexico, Julio Frenk catalyzed his deep gratitude for the kindness of strangers into a lifelong mission to improve the health, education, and well-being of people around the world. Dr. Frenk became the sixth...

Jeffrey Duerk

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost

jduerk@miami.edu

Ashe Administration Building
1252 Memorial Dr
Room 240G
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Jeffrey L. Duerk is the University of Miami's chief academic officer, with appointing and oversight authority concerning the deans of the 11 schools and colleges, as well as the senior administrators involved with research, undergraduate and graduate education, and other academic...

Jacqueline A. Travisano

Executive Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Operating Officer

jtravisano@miami.edu

(305) 284-6100
Ashe Administration Building
1252 Memorial Dr
Room 230
Jacqueline A. Travisano, Ed.D., a highly distinguished professional with nearly 20 years of higher education experience, is the University of Miami’s executive vice president for business and finance and chief operating officer (COO).As COO, Dr. Travisano is responsible for all financial functions, including accounting, financial...

Edward Abraham M.D.

Executive Vice President & CEO of UHealth
Dean, Academic

eabraham@med.miami.edu

(305) 243-5677
Soffer Clinical Research Ctr
1120 NW 14th St
Edward Abraham, MD, is the Dean of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. In addition, he serves as the chief academic officer for the Miller School of Medicine and physician executive of the University of Miami Medical Group. He plays a leading role in the advancement of education, research, and patient care, but also...

Joshua M. Friedman

Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

jmfriedman@miami.edu

Newman Alumni Center
6200 San Amaro Dr
Room 209D
Joshua M. Friedman joined the University of Miami in February of 2018 as the Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations.  He is responsible for the implementation of all fundraising and alumni affairs for the University. As a senior administrator of the University, he reports directly to the University President, Dr....

Rudy Fernandez

Senior Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications and Chief of Staff to the President

rudyfernandez@miami.edu

(305) 284-4330
Ashe Administration Building
1252 Memorial Dr
Room 230G
Rudy Fernandez serves as Senior Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications at the University of Miami nurturing relationships with federal, state and local government entities and serving as the chief legislative strategist. Fernandez oversees the Division of University Communications, which stewards the brand and shares stories of the...

Lourdes Dieck-Assad

Vice President for Hemispheric and Global Affairs
Current Senior International Officer

mdd127@miami.edu

Ashe Administration Building
1252 Memorial Dr
María de Lourdes Dieck Assad, Ph.D., is the Inaugural Vice President for Hemispheric and Global Affairs at the University of Miami in Florida, USA.  She was appointed by President Frenk, to lead the Hemispheric and Global initiatives across all Schools and Colleges of the University, with the aim or becoming the Hemispheric...

Jacqueline R. Menendez

Vice President, Communications

jmenendez@miami.edu

(305) 284-5505
Newman Alumni Center
6200 San Amaro Dr
Room 400.01
Jacqueline R. Menendez, the former village manager of Key Biscayne, became the University of Miami’s vice president for university communications in June 2007. A UM alumna who received a broadcast journalism degree, Menendez has managed communications in a number of roles in her career: as a news reporter, as a Miami-Dade County...

Patricia A. Whitely

Vice President, Student Affairs

pwhitely@miami.edu

(305) 284-4922
Ashe Administration Building
1252 Memorial Dr
Room 244C
Dr. Patricia A. Whitely has been the Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Miami since 1997. Prior to her appointment, she was Director of Student Life at the University of Miami from 1994 to 1997. She also served from 1982 to 1994 at the University of Miami as a Residence Coordinator, Assistant Director of Residence Halls, and...

Maite Alvarez

Associate Vice President, Local Government Relations

malvarez1@miami.edu

(305) 284-6282
Newman Alumni Center
6200 San Amaro Dr
Room 410C

Khaleel Seecharan

Asst. VP, Special Projects - Office of the President

kxs721@miami.edu

Ferre Building
1000 Memorial Dr

Adriana Verdeja

Deputy Chief of Staff

averdeja@miami.edu

(305) 284-8740
Ashe Administration Building
1252 Memorial Dr
Room 230E

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