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Amid turmoil, FIU taps two Hispanic women to break barriers — interim provost, interim CFO

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Elizabeth Béjar, left, FIU’s senior vice president of academic and student affairs, became the school’s first Hispanic woman named as interim provost Friday. FIU’s associate vice president for business and finance, Aime Martinez, right, was promoted Friday to interim chief financial officer and vice president for finance and administration.

Amid the turmoil following the abrupt resignation of president Mark Rosenberg, Florida International University tapped a Hispanic woman to be its next interim provost, a historic first for the largest public university in South Florida.

FIU also named another Hispanic woman, its associate vice president for business and finance, Aime Martinez, as interim chief financial officer and vice president for finance and administration.

Elizabeth Béjar, 52, a senior vice president of academic and student affairs at the university, will assume the top academic position at FIU when Provost Kenneth Furton steps down March 1, FIU Interim President Kenneth Jessell announced Friday evening.

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.