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 & Provost

jduerk@miami.edu

Ashe Administration Building
1252 Memorial Dr
Executive Vice President 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 areas. He has primary...

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.

Acting Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and CEO, UHealth
Dean, Academic

eabraham@med.miami.edu

(305) 243-5677
Rosenstiel Med Science Bldg
1600 NW 10th Ave
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...

Donna A. Arbide

Interim Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

darbide@miami.edu

(305) 284-2873
Newman Alumni Center
6200 San Amaro Dr
Room 209D
With a career of over 30 years at the University of Miami, Donna Arbide has overseen the strategic direction of the University of Miami's alumni relations, annual giving and parent programs, as well as the fundraising efforts of the school and college development programs.  In June of 2017, she was appointed to serve as interim...

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 joined the University in February 2007 as Vice President of Government Affairs. In April 2010 he assumed responsibility over Community Relations. As Senior Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications he is responsible for managing and nurturing relationships between the University of Miami and all federal, state and local...

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

Ijeoma Adele

Director, Special Projects - Office of the President

ixa236@miami.edu

(305) 284-9676
Ferre Building
1000 Memorial Dr

Annette M Herrera

Executive Director, Communications

anherrera@miami.edu

(305) 284-6548
Ashe Administration Building
1252 Memorial Dr
Room 230F

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