About the FIU Foundation CEO and SVP for University Advancement 

Howard R. LipmanHoward R. Lipman is the Chief Executive Officer of the FIU Foundation, Inc. and the Senior Vice President of University Advancement at Florida International University (FIU). In this capacity he oversees Development, Alumni Relations, Donor Relations and Stewardship, Data Management and Gift Services, and Research and Prospect Management.

Prior to re-joining the FIU community in November 2010, Lipman served Ohio University as Vice President of University Advancement and President and CEO of the Ohio University Foundation (2006-10). He previously served FIU as Vice President of University Advancement and Executive Director of the FIU Foundation (2002-06).

Under Lipman's leadership, Ohio University raised more than $200 million, including a $95 million gift for the Russ College of Engineering and Technology – one of the most significant gifts in the history of the University. Additional gifts raised include a $28 million naming gift for the College of Education, a $13.3 million donation for arts education and a $7.5 million lead gift for the Scripps College of Communication. Lipman worked closely with academic leaders throughout Ohio University in the development and execution of its ongoing $450 million fundraising campaign, "The Promise Lives."

Lipman has previously held development and executive positions at the American Red Cross of Greater Miami and the Keys, Zoological Society of Florida, Oakwood Healthcare System Foundation, and the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine.

Professional affiliations include the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Rotary International, Coral Gables Community Foundation, and The Beacon Experience.

Lipman received a bachelor's degree in political science from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.

FIU Foundation, Inc.
11200 SW 8 Street, MARC 540
Miami Fl 33199
Phone: 305.348.6298
Fax: 305.348.3337
Email: lipmanh@fiu.edu