Executive Branch

MMC Executive Branch

MMC Executive Council
President & University Trustee Alexandra Valdes
Vice President Alexandra Ibarria
Comptroller Alexander Rubido
Chief of Staff Samantha Suarez-Burgos

MMC Office hours

President, Vice President and Chief of Staff:
Mondays: 11am – 1pm

Mondays: noon-1pm
Tuesdays: 3-6pm
Fridays:noon -6pm

  • Agencies

    Agencies serve as administrative divisions of the Executive Branch, created to provide goods and/or services to the entire Student Body. The service shall be student oriented and shall be available for use by all students.

    MMC Agencies
    Council for Student Organizations (CSO)
    The Council for Student Organizations oversees and represents all undergraduate clubs, graduate clubs, and Honor Societies. The CSO shall be responsible for allocating funds to each organization, providing a structure for funding, and providing leadership to its member organizations.
    Homecoming Council (HC)
    The Homecoming Council is made up of students who work with many organizations and departments on campus like Campus Life, Orientation & Parent Programs, Athletics and the Alumni Association to make this special week of events happen. Homecoming week consists of many exciting events including, Panther Prowl Comedy Show, Lip Sync / Talent Show, FIU Music Fest, King and Queen Court activities, Parade and the Panthermonium Game Day Concert and Tailgate.
    Student Programming Council (SPC)
    The Student Programming Council hosts over 70 events for FIU students and the community throughout the academic year. SPC provides cultural, educational, recreational, and social programs aimed at building unity and pride among all students.
  • Councils

    Councils serve as administrative divisions of the Executive Branch created to provide representation and programming to a particular and established interest group of the Florida International University.

    MMC Councils
    Black Student Union
    The Black Student Union at FIU welcomes students of all races to rejoice in African American programming that is reflective of our culture and history. BSU is not only dedicated to supporting students, but also motivating them to become involved and successful here at FIU. Providing a welcoming environment for students to achieve academic success, participate in community service and share in cultural and social programming is our mission.
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    The Multi-faith Council is comprised of multiple religious organizations from different faith traditions. These organizations are devoted to their unique religions traditions, but together as a council, they serve the FIU community through a commitment to foster an atmosphere that both nurtures the intellectual dimensions of faith as well as encourage the spiritual dimensions of education. 
    Residence Hall Association
    RHA strives to promote student development and student involvement; provide a means for improving the physical, educational, social and cultural standards of living in the residence halls; create passive and active programs allowing the residents to educate themselves as well as socialize; and to improve the living community on campus.
  • Executive Cabinet
    MMC Cabinet
    Paola Cadena
    Deputy Chief of Staff
    Wednesday, 2-3pm / Thursday, 1-3pm
    Sofia Avalia
    Press Secretary
    Wednesdays, 6-9pm
    Nidialeonor "Nidia" Gonzalez
    Director of Social Media
    Director of Veterans Affairs
    Secretary of Academic Affairs
    Samantha Zawadizki
    Secretary of Athletics
    Monday, 11-12pm / Wednesday, 2-4pm
    Secretary of Educational Programs
    Carla "Sofia" Avilia
    Secretary of External Relations
    Secretary of Governmental Relations
    Maria Lopez
    Secretary of Health and Wellbeing
    Monday/Wednesdays, 9:30-11am
    Sabrina Cannata
    Secretary of Public Affairs
    Sabrina Cannata
    Secretary of Student Engagement
    Monday/Wednesday, 11am-12pm & Friday, 10am-11am
    Secretary of Sustainability
    Secretary of Transportation and Safety
    Daniela Mederos
    Elections Commissioner
    Mondays, 11-2pm

BBC Executive Branch

BBC Executive Council
President & University Trustee
Vice President
Chief of Staff
  • Governing Councils
    BBC Councils
    sealBayview Hall Council (BHC)
    Bayview Hall Council coordinates social, recreational, educational, and service programs for the residents of Bayview Student Living located on the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University.
    Image result for fiu student organization councilStudent Organization Council (SOC)
    The Student Organizations Council serves as the governing body of all undergraduate and graduate student clubs/organizations.
    Related imageStudent Programming Council-Biscayne Bay Campus (SPC-BBC)
    The Student Programming Council-Biscayne Bay Campus programs and administers events and activities that will contribute to the social, educational and cultural enrichment of the student body, faculty and staff at Florida International University.
    Image result for fiu panther powerPanther Power (PP)
    Panther Power promotes athletic events at Florida International University by sponsoring events that will raise attendance at athletic events and support FIU athletic teams.
  • Executive Cabinet
    BBC Cabinet
    Director of Campus Sustainability
    Director of Community Relations
    Director of Events
    Director of International & Cultural Affairs
    Director of Student Wellness
    Public Relations Manager



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Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 7 pm

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Fax: 305-919-4060

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm

Council Staff

Dr. Michelle Castro
Associate Director

Larissa (Adames) James
Assistant Director