will join Florida International University
as director of Career Services, where he will focus on increasing career opportunities for students. Before, he was Miami-Dade County’s director of communications and external affairs in the office of Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. Before that, Figueredo was chair of FIU’s Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Florida, a master’s degree in business administration from Florida International University, and a Ph.D. in mass communications from the University of Seville in Spain.