Brian Schriner is an accomplished educator, administrator, fundraiser, strategic thinker, and change maker with a 34-year proven track record in higher education. As the Dean of the FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) since 2009, he has transformed the college into a powerhouse of academic excellence and innovation. Under his leadership, CARTA has experienced remarkable growth, with a 230% increase in student enrollment, attracting over 4,000 students from 91 countries. Brian has also expanded the faculty, bringing in world-class professors and achieving a 100% increase in full-time and part-time faculty members. He has established groundbreaking career-ready degree programs, such as Digital Media, Graphic Design, Animation, Musical Theatre, and Object Design, as well as the first Doctor of Design degree in Florida. CARTA’s achievements have garnered national recognition, with top rankings in various disciplines and impressive student retention and employment rates. Brian’s fundraising efforts have secured over $85 million in support, enabling the establishment of auxiliary revenue-generating units and the receipt of substantial gifts. Furthermore, he has strategically expanded CARTA’s physical footprint, creating state-of-the-art facilities and forging partnerships with renowned organizations. Brian’s visionary leadership has propelled CARTA to new heights, shaping the future of arts, communication, and design education.