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COSSPP alum appointed to FSU Board of Trustees

Vivian de la Cuevas-Diaz

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of College of Social Sciences and Public Policy alumna Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz to the Florida State University Board of Trustees, June 10. She begins her term immediately.

An attorney from Miami, de las Cuevas-Diaz is a partner at the Holland & Knight law firm and serves as the firmwide deputy section leader of the Real Estate Section, assisting in managing the firm’s nationwide real estate practice. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science and international affairs in 1997 and her law degree from Tulane University.

De las Cuevas-Diaz also serves on the board of the Coral Gables Community Foundation and is a past president and foundation board member of the Cuban American Bar Association. She also is a board member on the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, a public-private partnership, which is the official economic development organization for Miami-Dade County.

De las Cuevas-Diaz replaces Emily “June” Fleming Duda, who has served on the board since its inception in 2001.

DeSantis’s appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.