Contact Us

Your concerns and suggestions are important to us. Please feel free to send us an email below regarding any questions you have and a member of our staff will respond to you.

If you would like the president to attend an event, please see our Event Request Form.

If any student, employee or applicant has a good faith belief that they have been discriminated against or harassed please feel free to share a concern.

Office of the President Contacts

Melissa Sabellico '15, M.Ed, MPA '21
Senior Executive Assistant
Phone: (305) 348-2111 

Approvals & Briefings
Valeria Espina Stevenson
Assistant Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Projects 

Events, Protocol & Logistics
Jehnny Rivera
Executive Director, University Ceremonies and Events

Presidential Signature Requests
Submit our request form

Student Concerns

Academic Grievances

Charges of academic grievance may be brought against a faculty member, committee, or department chair by a student.

The student must meet with the faculty member, chair, or dean in order to settle the grievance informally via open and transparent processes of communication. After all means of informal resolution have been exhausted, the student can proceed to file a formal academic grievance with the Faculty Fellow for Academic Integrity.

Read the academic grievance procedures

Incident Reporting

If any student, employee or applicant has a good faith belief that they have been discriminated against or harassed based on age, color, disability, gender, marital status, ethnic or national origin, race, religion, retaliation, sex or any other protected category, the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility (CRCA) encourages them to report the incident.

Report a concern


The Ombudsperson provides assistance to students who have encountered problems or conflicts within the university.

Dr. Sofia Trelles
Student Ombudsperson
Phone: (305) 348-2797

Student Health & Wellness

Student Health & Wellness aims to support the overall well-being of students through a multi-faceted approach.

Dr. Breny DaParre Garcia
Associate Vice President, Student Health & Wellness
Phone: (305) 348-3396

Board of Trustees

The Florida International University Board of Trustees is responsible for developing cost-effective policies, implementing and maintaining high-quality education programs consistent with the FIU's mission, conducting performance evaluations and assuring the university meets state policy, budgeting and education standards.

Milly Bello
Assistant Chief of Staff, and
Corporate Secretary
Phone: (305) 348-6495