Florida International University’s Board of Trustees named Kenneth Jessell as the school’s new president Monday, just under a month after concluding he was the best person among 70 candidates for the position.
Jessell has been serving as interim president since FIU’s fifth president, Mark Rosenberg, resigned abruptly in January citing health issues. It was later revealed Rosenberg faced an investigation of sexual harassment of a subordinate.
Jessell, who has worked as an administrator in Florida universities for three-plus decades, including stints as interim provost, interim vice president and CFO, will earn just under $1 million yearly in the new role.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics