Founding Dean of the Green School of International and Public Affairs dies at 71

Jonathan Casaverde-Maimon / Contributing Writer

School of International and Public Affairs Founding Dean John F. Stack Jr. passed away yesterday, June 23 at 71 years of age from a terminal illness.

News of his passing was made public through a university-wide email by Interim President Kenneth Jessel.

Stack had worked for FIU since 1976, beginning as a political science instructor, eventually becoming the founding Dean of the Steven J. Green School in 2008.

The school now offers 38 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, as well as 50 certificate programs and the Model United Nations program has been recognized nationally on several occasions.

During his tenure at FIU, SIPA achieved multiple accomplishments and awards, including admittance as a member to the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, one of 40 worldwide and the only university in Florida to do so.

“He leaves a legacy of groundbreaking work that shaped the university FIU is today,” Jessel’s email read.