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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Julio Frenk


(305) 284-5155
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...

Joseph James Echevarria

Chief Executive Officer

Guillermo J Prado, Ph.D.

Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D.

(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...