50 Years

The FIU Foundation, Inc.
2014 - 2015 Annual Report

During the 1965 legislative session, state Senator Robert M. Haverfield, called by President Perry, “The Father of Florida International University,” introduced Florida Senate Bill 711, the Haverfield Bill. The Haverfield Bill would give way to the birth of FIU. Senator Haverfield proclaimed that “it was essential that higher education be afforded every high school student capable of undertaking advanced study if we are to survive in the atomic and space age.” The same Worlds Ahead vision guides FIU today.