Sharu Goodwyn has been named director of communications and media relations at Johnson & Wales University. Before joining the university, she was the communications and community relations manager at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. She has also worked with several nonprofits like Vilcek Foundation and Odyssey House.
Also at Johnson & Wales University, John Bukata has been named director of campus safety and security for the North Miami campus. He has more than 31 years of experience in law enforcement, social services and fire rescue operations. Before this position, he was the Broward Sheriff’s Office chief of police for the city of Oakland Park.
Daniel Gropper has been named the dean of Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business. He has served as associate dean for the college and has also worked as the David and Meredith Luck Professor within Auburn University’s Department of Finance. Gropper has 17 years of administrative experience at Auburn.
The University of Miami has named Susy Alvarez-Diaz as the interim director of entrepreneurship programs at the university’s school of business administration. She is also the president and CEO of ADG Omnimedia. Alvarez-Diaz has also been named entrepreneur of the year by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2008.
The University of Miami has named Blake James as director of athletics. He previously served as interim director of athletics since October 2012. He has also served as senior associate athletic director at the University of Maine, where he also worked as director of athletics for five years. James also worked in athletics development at Providence College.