Lilia Silverio-Minaya serves as Assistant Dean of Student Services + Strategic Planning and Executive Director of Finance + HR at the FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts. Lilia holds undergraduate (2005) and graduate degrees (2007) from FIU. She started the PhD as a part time student in Fall 2015 and is currently ABD. Her dissertation examines the impacts of performance-based funding in higher education which falls under the broader research areas of performance, public and finance management. She has over 10 years of relevant experience in higher education and is fluent in Spanish and English.