Vice Provost for the Biscayne Bay Campus & Vice President for Regional and World Locations
Regional & World Locations | Biscayne Bay Campus
Office: HL 314
Pablo G. Ortiz is the Vice President for Regional and World Locations and the Vice Provost for the Biscayne Bay Campus at Florida International University (FIU). With more than 27 years of experience in education, Dr. Ortiz brings a wealth of experience in academics and operations to help lead the university in identifying efficiencies and leveraging opportunities for maximizing returns for FIU’s regional and world locations. Additionally, Dr. Ortiz works with leaders across the institution to help develop performance goals for each regional location to address enrollment targets, financial efficiency, engagement, and research. As Vice Provost of the Biscayne Bay Campus, Dr. Ortiz oversees operations, community relations, and the academic initiatives of the campus representing the Office of the Provost. Most recently, Dr. Ortiz was appointed to head the university’s global portfolio and engagement. Under his leadership, FIU Global, together with university leaders, have developed an aggressive strategy to position FIU as a globally engaged leader in higher education. The three strategic global priorities of enhancing faculty, student, and institutional success internationally are in direct alignment with the institution’s NextHorizon 2025 Strategic Plan.
Dr. Ortiz began his career as a teacher in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), and went on serve as an elementary, K-8, middle, and high school level school principal for 12 years. Dr. Ortiz has been honored as the school district’s only two-time Miami-Dade County Public Schools Principal of the Year in 2006 and 2012. He was also named recipient of the 2012-2013 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership as the top principal in the State of Florida. Prior to his role at FIU, Dr. Ortiz served as the Associate Superintendent for M-DCPS where he spearheaded the expansion of the Education Transformation Office (ETO) to support and improve the district’s most fragile schools.
Dr. Ortiz earned his Associate in Arts degree at Miami-Dade College where he was recently inducted in the college’s Hall of Fame. He finished his Bachelor of Science degree at Florida International University and has been honored as a Torch Award recipient for outstanding contributions and service in education. He earned his master’s and doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.