The “MISO Golden Baton Recognition Award ” annually honors an outstanding member of our community.
This time we honor Dr. Rosenberg for been an for a life of achievements in our community.
As president of Florida International University (FIU), Mark B. Rosenberg has made FIU the face of the country's future in higher education demographics, being a majority-minority institution that leads the country in the production of minority degrees in the sciences and engineering.
Dr. Rosenberg has served as the fifth president of FIU since August 2009. A political scientist specializing in Latin America, Dr. Rosenberg is the first FIU faculty member to ascend to the university's presidency.
He is a first-generation college graduate whose two children are graduates of FIU.
Under his leadership as president, FIU has increased enrollment to almost 54,000 students, improved graduation rates by nearly 10%, and hired over 500 new faculty.