August 23, 2019
Dear CARTA Incoming and Returning Students,
I am privileged to serve as your Dean of Students and pleased to welcome you to the 2019-20 academic year at FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA); new students are starting their first semester while returning students are back to campus for another exciting year!
Your college years will be some of the most memorable ones and are to be forever treasured. My goal is to create opportunities where you can maximize your personal potential while pursuing your educational and career goals.
I have the great honor of providing leadership and direction for the CARTA Student Services group. This group is formed by the most distinguished professionals in the field of student affairs. Student success is at the core of what we do every day. I also work closely with the Dean, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, Professional Staff, and Faculty to enhance the quality of university life for our students.
In addition to my role as Dean of Students, I serve as the Executive Director of Finance + HR for CARTA and the Dean of Strategic Planning. As such, I am able to deliver and monitor innovative and integrated services in support of student success initiatives within CARTA. Always keep in mind that when you enrolled, you did more than just sign up for classes in CARTA; you also signed up for all of the resources necessary for success and for all of the experiences that will enhance your opportunities here.
Again, welcome! My colleagues and I stand by to support and challenge you as you take full advantage of the extraordinary opportunities FIU and CARTA have for you. Please reach out and take full advantage of all of the support, resources, and enrichment offered by our offices located at the MMC and BBC campus.
Lilia Silverio-Minaya, Doctoral Candidate, Public Affairs
Assistant Dean of Student Services + Strategic Planning
Executive Director, Finance + HR
College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts
Florida International University
305-348-2540 | firstname.lastname@example.org
11200 SW 8th St PCA 284A Miami, FL 33199
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