Director of Strategic Initiative & Communications

Phone: 305.348.6568


As the Director of Strategic Initiative and Communications for the FIU’s College of Engineering & Computing, Yesim Anter supports the dean and the college’s senior leadership by facilitating, leading or coordinating the development and execution of various strategic initiatives and programs in support of college’s mission, vision and strategic goals. She works closely with executive teams, staff and administration across the college as well as in the university, to ensure college goals are met, including FIU metrics. Further, she engages in the planning, production and execution of new college-wide policies, protocols and processes to ensure the college aligns itself with university policies as well as to address diverse academic needs of the faculty, staff and students. She provides recommendations to improve existing policies, operations and advice on the feasibility of new services, programs. She also plays a key role in the planning of several marque, college-wide activities, involving our students, faculty and staff.


Yesim has 20 years of experience in managing multifaceted projects and initiatives. She joined FIU in November 2017, after having worked at The Ohio State University (2013-2017) and University of Illinois-Chicago (2003-2013). Yesim received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Istanbul University in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1996 and an MBA in marketing from UIC in 2003.