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University Communications

July 7, 2017


University of Miami Statement


After 50 years of dedicated service to the University of Miami, Jaime Suchlicki, director of the University’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS), will be leaving the University on August 15, 2017.

During his notable career, Suchlicki, who is also the Emilio Bacardi Moreau Distinguished Professor of History at the College of Arts and Sciences, developed ICCAS as a source for information on the history, politics and culture of Cuba, and host to numerous lectures, seminars and musical programs related to Cuba. He joined the University of Miami as professor of history in 1967 and has taught courses on the history of Cuba and the Caribbean, conducted seminars and been a consultant on foreign policies in Latin America.

“The University thanks Jaime Suchlicki for his extraordinary service to the University and the Miami community,” said UM President Julio Frenk. "He has dedicated his career to the study of Cuba and has shared his wealth of expertise with generations of students, scholars and members of our community.”

As a committed leader in the field of Cuban studies, the University of Miami will conduct an extensive search to identify and hire an accomplished scholar in Cuban and Cuban-American studies to continue the research and partnerships housed at Casa Bacardi. Casa Bacardi plays a significant role in both promoting greater understanding of contemporary Cuban issues and serving as a gathering place for the Cuban-American community, which will provide valuable input on this important search.