Improvements at FIU

 

The Jan. 10 article FIU business dean gets mixed review in survey illustrates the work our faculty, staff and students are doing to enrich our business and educational climate locally and globally. The climate survey conducted at the FIU College of Business indicated a strong sense of working in an atmosphere of respect where diversity is valued.

Most important, one of the greatest strengths revealed is the sense of commitment toward our students. Going forward, we have indicators of what needs to be improved and are embarking on a plan of action that will see these efforts to fruition.

My fellow department chairs and I look forward to working with Dean David Klock to continue moving the college forward for the benefit of our students and the entire South Florida community.

Christos Koulamas, chair, Department of Decision Sciences & Information Systems, FIU, Miami

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