Signature Authority

General Notice: Only the individuals listed on this website are duly authorized signatories with authority to bind the University to agreements for the purchase of goods and services. Additionally, only such individuals have authority to accept electronic (e.g. click-through) agreements on behalf of the University. Contracts, including electronic agreements, signed and/or accepted by other employees or agents of the University shall not be binding on the University.

All documents/contracts must be processed in accordance with University Procedures, including legal review by the Office of the General Counsel, as applicable. Also, the authority outlined is subject to applicable provisions of law, policies, and regulations of the Florida International University Board of Trustees, and is for implementation of approved programs of the University.

Sub-delegations that are authorized under this Chart are subject to the condition that the delegator institutes appropriate measures of control over the exercise of this power and provided the sub-delegations are recorded with the General Counsel’s Office.

Academic Affairs

Name Scope of Authority
Kenneth G. Furton
Provost & Executive Vice President
Office of the Provost
$1,000,000
Approve and execute all contracts related to the duties of the University Provost & Executive Vice President, including but not limited to academic exchange, articulation, affiliation and internship agreements of any value, and contracts for the procurement of goods and services including leases and premises use agreements with a value not to exceed 1,000,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of the Office of the Provost/Academic Affairs. This authority does not include any category of contracts specifically assigned to another senior vice president.
Larry Lunsford
Vice President
Student Affairs
$500,000
Approve and execute all contracts for the procurement of goods and services with a value not to exceed $500,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of the Division of Student Affairs.
Robert Grillo
Vice President
Division of IT
$250,000
Approve and execute all contracts for the procurement of goods and services with a value not to exceed $250,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of the Division of Information Technology.
Elizabeth Bejar
Vice President
Office of the Provost
$250,000
Approve and execute all academic agreements, and contracts for the procurement of goods and services with a value not to exceed $250,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of the Office of the Provost.
Barbara Manzano
Assistant Vice Provost
Office of the Provost
$100,000
Approve and execute the following agreements with a value not to exceed $100,000 on behalf of the Office of the Provost: • Procurement of goods and services • Premises Use Agreements, Letters of Agreement, Performance Agreements, Loan Agreements for Works of Art, Preparatory Course Agreements, gift receipts for collection items donated, Museum Premises Use Agreement and Consignment Agreement; • Agreements for Academic Programs including Memoranda of Understanding and Memoranda of Agreement.
Anne Prestamo
Dean
Library
$75,000
Approve and execute all contracts for the procurement of library specific resources, including electronic journals, with a value not to exceed $75,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of the University Libraries.
Jordana Pomeroy
Director
Frost Art Museum
Approve and execute the following agreements on behalf of the Frost Art Museum: Loan, Exhibition, Curatorial, Author and Artists Agreements.
Lucy Adames
Director, Administrative Services
Division of IT
$250,000
Approve and execute all contracts for the procurement of goods and services with a value not to exceed $250,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of the Division of Information Technology.
Christina Jardim
Director
SOBE
$250,000
Approve and execute all sponsorship contracts, contracts for the procurement of goods, services, hotel and venue with a value not to exceed $250,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, on behalf of FIU for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
Casey Steadman
Deputy Director Business Affairs
Wolfsonian
$5,000
Approve and execute the following agreements on behalf of The Wolfsonian: • Loan agreements for collection items to other institutions, • Gift receipts for collection items donated, pursuant to properly authorized gift agreements
• Wolfsonian premises use agreements • Consignment agreements.
Dana Baker
Assistant Director Admin Services
Kovens Conference Center
$75,000
Approve and execute all premises use agreements with a value not to exceed $75,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of the Kovens Conference Center.
Kristen Sofge
Sr. Account Manager
SOBE
$50K/$25K
Approve and execute the following agreements on behalf of FIU for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival: • Sponsorship Agreements – not exceeding the value of $50,000 • Vendor and Venue Agreements – not exceeding the value of $25,000 - ONLY IN C.JARDIM'S ABSENCE.
Debra Lundy
Sr. Account Manager
SOBE
$50K/$25K
Approve and execute the following agreements on behalf of FIU for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival: • Sponsorship Agreements – not exceeding the value of $50,000 • Vendor and Venue Agreements – not exceeding the value of $25,000 - ONLY IN C.JARDIM'S ABSENCE.

Advancement

Name Scope of Authority
Howard Lipman
Senior Vice President
University Advancement
$500,000
Approve and execute all contracts for the procurement of goods and services with a value not to exceed $500,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of University Advancement.

Athletics

Name Scope of Authority
Pete Garcia
Executive Director
Athletics
$100,000
Approve and execute all athletics contracts, and contracts for the procurement of goods and services with a value not to exceed $100,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of the Athletics Department.
Heath Glick
Sr. Assoc Athletic Director and Chief Operating Officer
Athletics
$100,000
Authority to approve and execute athletic game competition contracts (and all documents related thereto), with the exception of contracts for the football program which will continue to be signed by the Athletics Director and to sign all documents related to the Athletics Finance Corp. ex. invoices to be paid for stadiu.
$50,000- authority to approve and execute any athletic contracts
$25,000- facility base rentals fees
Julie Berg
Sr. Associate Athletic Director
Athletics
$25,000
Approve and execute all athletics contracts, and contracts for the procurement of goods and services with a value not to exceed $100,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of the Athletics Department.
Dave Scott
Assistant Athletic Director
Athletics
$3,000
Authority to approve and execute all athletic Referee Service Agreement up to $3,000.

Engagement

Name Scope of Authority
Saif Ishoof
Vice President
Office of Engagement
$250,000
Approve and execute all contracts for the procurement of goods and services with a value not to exceed $250,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of the Office of Engagement.

External Relations

Name Scope of Authority
Sandra Gonzalez-Levy
Senior Vice President
External Relations
$500,000
Approve and execute all contracts for the procurement of goods and services with a value not to exceed $500,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of the Division of External Relations.
Terry Witherell
Vice President
External Relations
$500,000
Approve and execute all contracts for the procurement of goods and services with a value not to exceed $500,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of the Division of External Relations. - ONLY IN S.GONZALEZ-LEVY'S ABSENCE.

Finance & Administration

Name Scope of Authority
Kenneth Jessell
Senior Vice President & CFO
Finance & Administration
$1,000,000
Approve and execute all contracts related to the duties of the Senior Vice President for the Office of Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer not to exceed $1,000,000. This authority does not include any category of contracts specifically assigned to another senior vice president.
Jaffus Hardrick
Vice President & Vice Provost Access & Success
Division of Human Resources
$500,000
Approve and execute all contracts for the procurement of goods and services with a value not to exceed $500,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of the Division of Human Resources.
Aime Martinez
Associate Vice President
Finance & Administration
$100,000
$100,000 limit- Approve and execute titles for sale, revenue-generating contracts, operation leases, letters of intent, and consulting contracts • $1,000,000 limit- Approve and execute all documents for the benefit of the Office of Business & Finance. ONLY IN K.JESSELL'S ABSENCE.
John Cal
Associate Vice President
Facilities Management
$100,000
Approve and execute all construction, maintenance and service contracts not to exceed $100,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of the Office of Facilities Management.
Katharine Brophy
Associate Vice President & Controller
Office of the Controller
$100,000
Approve and execute all contracts for the procurement of goods and services with a value not to $100,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of the Office of the Controller.
Yenny Farinas Diaz
Director
EH&S
Execute environmental permit applications and permits; sign reports and other documents required by environmental and/or safety regulatory authorities.
Kelly Loll
Director
Procurement Services
$100,000
Approve and execute all contracts for the procurement of goods and services with a value not to exceed $100,000, and to sign all documents related thereto.
Kenia Junco
Associate Director
Procurement Services
$100,000
Approve and execute all contracts for the procurement of goods and services with a value not to exceed $100,000, and to sign all documents related thereto. ONLY IN K.LOLL'S ABSENCE.

General Counsel

Name Scope of Authority
Carlos B. Castillo
General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
$250,000
Approve and execute all contracts for the procurement of goods and services, including private attorney services contracts, with a value not to exceed $250,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of the Office of the General Counsel.

Governmental Relations

Name Scope of Authority
Michelle Palacio
Vice President
Governmental Relations
$250,000
Approve and execute all contracts for the procurement of goods and services with a value not to exceed $250,000 , and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit of the Office of Governmental Relations.

Health Affairs

Name Scope of Authority
John A. Rock
Senior Vice President
Health Affairs
$500,000
Approve and execute all contracts for the procurement of goods and services with a value not to exceed $500,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit for the College of Medicine.

Office of the President

Name Scope of Authority
Javier Marques
Chief of Staff
Office of the President
$250,000
Approve and execute all contracts for the procurement of goods and services with a value not to exceed $250,000, and to sign all documents related thereto, for the benefit for the Office of the President.

Research

Name Scope of Authority
Andres Gil
Vice President
ORED
$500,000
Execute all documents related to proposals for research and training contracts, as well as research and training contracts, sub-awards relative to research and training contracts, which include subcontracts and consulting agreements, to solicit and accept research and training grants and donations, and to fix and collect fees, other payments and donations that may accrue by reason thereof when the funds that are sough or obligated by such contracts or other documents derive solely from sources external to the university and/or where such contracts and other documents obligate university resources in an amount no greater than $500,000.
Luis Salas
Associate VP Research, Director CAJ
ORED
$500,000
Authority on behalf of the University and the FIU Research Foundation, Inc.
Authority to negotiate, enter into and execute all documents related to proposals for research and training contracts, as well as research and training contracts, sub-awards relative to research and training contracts, which include subcontracts and consulting agreements, to solicit and accept research and training grants and donations, and to fix and collect fees, other payments, and donations that may accrue by reason thereof when the funds that are sought or obligated by such contracts or other documents derive solely from sources external to the University/FIU Research Foundation, Inc. and/or where such contracts and other documents obligate University/FIU Research Foundation, Inc. resources in an amount no greater than $500,000.

Without limiting the generality of the above but subject to the limitations set forth above, this subdelegation extends to executing contracts and other documents relative to the following international water projects funded by the United States Agency for International Aid (USAID):
-Integrated Natural Resource Management in Watersheds of Georgia (INRMW) Program in the Republic of Georgia;
-The Tanzania Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (iWASH) Program;
-West African Water, Sanitation Hygiene Program (WA-WASH) Program;
-Rwanda Integrated Water Security Program (RIWSP) Program.
Tonja Moore
Associate Vice President
ORED
$500,000
Authority on behalf of the University and the FIU Research Foundation, Inc.
Authority to negotiate, enter into and execute all documents related to proposals for research and training contracts, as well as research and training contracts, sub-awards relative to research and training contracts, which include subcontracts and consulting agreements, to solicit and accept research and training grants and donations, and to fix and collect fees, other payments, and donations that may accrue by reason thereof when the funds that are sought or obligated by such contracts or other documents derive solely from sources external to the University/FIU Research Foundation, Inc. and/or where such contracts and other documents obligate University/FIU Research Foundation, Inc. resources in an amount no greater than $500,000.
Robert Gutierrez
Assistant Vice President
ORED
$500,000
Authority on behalf of the University and the FIU Research Foundation, Inc.
Authority to negotiate, enter into and execute all documents related to proposals for research and training contracts, as well as research and training contracts, sub-awards relative to research and training contracts, which include subcontracts and consulting agreements, to solicit and accept research and training grants and donations, and to fix and collect fees, other payments, and donations that may accrue by reason thereof when the funds that are sought or obligated by such contracts or other documents derive solely from sources external to the University/FIU Research Foundation, Inc. and/or where such contracts and other documents obligate University/FIU Research Foundation, Inc. resources in an amount no greater than $500,000.
Emily Gresham
Assistant Vice President
ORED
$100,000
Execute premises use agreements up to the dollar limit set forth above for the StartUP FIU FOOD program for the use of FIU space by private entities in furtherance of the goals of StartUP FIU.
Aida Reus
Director, Post-Award
ORED
$500,000
Execute all documents related to proposals for research and training contracts, as well as research and training contracts, sub-awards relative to research and training contracts, which include subcontracts and consulting agreements, to solicit and accept research and training grants and donations, and to fix and collect fees, other payments and donations that may accrue by reason thereof when the funds that are sough or obligated by such contracts or other documents derive solely from sources external to the university and/or where such contracts and other documents obligate university resources in an amount no greater than $500,000.
Christopher Grayson
Director, Research Integrity
ORED
Enter and execute all Institutional Review Board Authorization Agreements and Individual Investigator Agreements related to research protocols involving human subjects, which are not supported by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Pedro P. Hernandez
Director, Technology Management
ORED
Negotiate, enter into, and execute all non-disclosure, royalty sharing, and inter-institutional agreements related to IP.
Regnier A. Jurado
Director, Program Administration
ORED
$500,000
Execute all documents related to proposals for research and training contracts, research and training contracts, sub-awards relative to research and training contracts, which include subcontracts and consulting agreements. Authorization to execute any of the foregoing is granted only when the funds that are sought or obligated by such contracts or other documents derive solely from sources external to the university and/or where such contracts and other documents obligate university resources not to exceed the amount set forth.
Ludmilla Etienne
Associate Director, Pre-Award
ORED
$500,000
Execute all documents related to proposals for research and training contracts, as well as research and training contracts, sub-awards relative to research and training contracts, which include subcontracts and consulting agreements, to solicit and accept research and training grants and donations, and to fix and collect fees, other payments and donations that may accrue by reason thereof when the funds that are sough or obligated by such contracts or other documents derive solely from sources external to the university and/or where such contracts and other documents obligate university resources in an amount no greater than $500,000. - ONLY IN R. GIUTIERREZ'S ABSENCE.
David Rice
Professional Accountant 2
ORED
Certify invoices related to FIU sponsored projects.
Susie Escorcia
Vickie Soto
Assistant Director Post-Award
ORED
Certify invoices related to FIU sponsored projects.
Diana Alfonso
Jorge Yi
Post-Award Coord III
ORED
Certify invoices related to FIU sponsored projects.
Nancy Belz
Monica Rodrigo
Lucila Pineda
Ana Villanueva
Estella Vera
Lissvette Vergara
Post-Award Coord II
ORED
Certify invoices related to FIU sponsored projects.
Melissa Garzia
Laura de la Torre
Post-Award Coord I
ORED
Certify invoices related to FIU sponsored projects.