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Source: FIU employee confided to colleague that Rosenberg had been harassing her

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The Miami Herald
Mark B. Rosenberg, President of Florida International University posed in front of the Steven and Dorothea Green Library at located at the FIU Modesto Maidique Campus in Miami, on Tuesday, December14, 2021.

Amid questions about his abrupt resignation, longtime Florida International University President Mark Rosenberg acknowledged Sunday that his exit came after he caused “discomfort for a valued colleague.”

A young woman who worked closely with Florida International University President Mark Rosenberg confided to a colleague in December that Rosenberg harassed her for months, triggering an investigation that led to his abrupt resignation Friday, according to a source close to the investigation.

FIU hired an outside law firm to lead the investigation, which began in mid-December and will likely end with a final report in the next few weeks, the source said. Investigators are examining text messages, emails and in-person conversations between Rosenberg, 72, and the FIU employee, who is in her 20s. A second source with knowledge of the case confirmed the investigation.

Rosenberg on Sunday acknowledged that he had “caused discomfort for a valued colleague,” but did not divulge details or identify the woman. The Herald has contacted her multiple times via telephone calls, text and emails, but she has not responded. As a policy, the Herald does not identify victims of such alleged harassment.

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