Dr. Pablo G. Ortiz has been an educator for over 27 years, beginning his career as a teacher in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. He moved on to become a school principal for 12 years serving in this role at the elementary, K-8, middle, and high school level. He was promoted to Assistant Superintendent in 2012 and to Associate Superintendent in 2013 to spearhead the expansion of the Education Transformation Office (ETO). Under Dr. Ortiz’s leadership, the Education Transformation Office staff and district leaders created a system that incorporates a school improvement model within broader reform efforts centered on improving teaching and learning. Dr. Ortiz accepted an opportunity in 2015 to apply his talents in Higher Education as the Associate Vice President for Regional Academic Locations and Institutional Development. Most recently, Dr. Ortiz has been granted the title of Vice President of Regional and World Locations and Vice Provost for the Biscayne Bay Campus at Florida International University. Dr. Ortiz provides administrative oversight to the university’s Regional Academic Locations in identifying efficiencies and leveraging opportunities for maximizing returns for the university’s current operating locations at the Engineering Center, Biscayne Bay, the Wolfsonian, as well as newer locations including FIU at Brickell, FIU at I-75, the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, Aquarius, and the Kampong. Dr. Ortiz also leads the institution’s global initiatives. Founded in Fall 2019, FIU Global is the University's central hub for campus internationalization. It encompasses the articulation of the institution’s commitment to advance the international agenda, including the curriculum, mobility, partnerships and policies/procedures, through administrative direction and structure. Dr. Ortiz earned his Associate in Arts degree at Miami-Dade College. He finished his Bachelor of Science degree at Florida International University. He earned his master’s and doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.