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.

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Joseph James Echevarria

Chief Executive Officer and Acting President

j.echevarria @

As CEO and Acting President of the University of Miami and UHealth, Joe Echevarria leads more than 20,000 professionals whose focus is transforming lives through education, research, and patient care. A seasoned chief executive, Mr. Echevarria served as the CEO of Deloitte LLP, a global provider of professional services, from 2011 until his...

Guillermo J Prado

Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

(305) 284-2002
Guillermo (Willy) Prado is the University of Miami's chief academic officer, serving as interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, with appointing and oversight authority concerning the deans of the 12 schools and colleges and the senior administrators involved with research, undergraduate and graduate education, and...

Rudy Fernandez

Executive Vice President for University Operations and External Affairs and Chief of Staff

(305) 284-4330
Rudy Fernandez serves as executive vice president for university operations and external affairs and chief of staff to the president at the University of Miami. He is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of a diversified portfolio of university business units including Audit and Compliance, Data Governance and Institutional...