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Dr. Pablo G. Ortiz


Dr. Pablo G. Ortiz is an accomplished leader with over three decades of experience in education. Currently, he serves as the Interim Senior Vice President for Advancement and CEO of the FIU Foundation, playing a pivotal role in driving the university's philanthropic success. Dr. Ortiz employs data-driven strategies and talent development initiatives to ensure continued growth and success in fundraising at FIU.

Previously, Dr. Ortiz held dual roles as the Vice President of Regional and World Locations and Vice Provost of the Biscayne Bay Campus, overseeing various aspects of university operations. He collaboratively set performance goals for nine regional locations, focusing on enrollment, financial efficiency, engagement, and research.

In his recent appointment to lead the university's global portfolio and engagement, Dr. Ortiz has crafted a bold strategy to position FIU as a global leader in higher education, aligning with the Next Horizon 2025 Strategic Plan. His journey in education began as a teacher in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, where he later excelled as a principal, earning numerous awards and accolades. Dr. Ortiz's educational journey spans from Miami-Dade College to Nova Southeastern University, where he earned his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership.