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Barbara J. Rodriguez, EdD

Director of Accreditation

Office: AHC2 663A

Phone: 305-348-0646


Barbara J. Rodriguez is the Director of Accreditation for HWCOM. Her role is to oversee the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accreditation processes for the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) and advise senior leadership on requirements and alignment with institutional processes. She is also responsible for monitoring compliance with accreditation standards and documenting continuous quality improvement initiatives.   

Prior to joining FIU in 2020, she worked at a private university for over 20 years as the VP of Academic Affairs, Accreditation Liaison, and faculty within the division of Humanities and Liberal Arts.  She has over 10 years of experience in accreditation and over 30 years of experience in higher education.


Doctoral degree in Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership from the University Central of Ashland
Master of Science (MS) in English Education from Nova Southeastern University
Bachelor’s in Science (BS) in Criminal Justice from Florida International University