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Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer


Jennifer LaPorta
Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer

Jennifer LaPorta joined the Office of University Compliance & Integrity as the Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer in June, 2018. Directly reporting to the President, Jennifer is responsible for leading the design, implementation and maintenance of the Compliance and Ethics Program at Florida International University and for promoting a culture that encourages ethical conduct and a commitment to compliance. Jennifer provides oversight of all aspects of FIU’s institutional compliance program, including advancement, environmental health and safety, emergency management, equal opportunity programs and diversity, export controls, financial aid, government relations, information technology security, NCAA compliance, policy administration, research and campus safety.

Prior to joining FIU, Jennifer served as the leader of the Office of Equity and Diversity for the University of Scranton, where she provided strategic direction, oversight and support for the University’s enterprise-wide discrimination, harassment, and equal opportunity policies, procedures, training, and educational programs. In this role, Jennifer advised the President, Cabinet and Board of Directors regarding key legal developments and compliance initiatives and drove cultural transformation by guiding and supporting leadership and key stakeholders through change management efforts consistent with the University’s mission.

Jennifer has also held positions at K&L Gates LLP, McNees, Wallace and Nurick LLC and Ufberg, Sileo, LLP, advising and representing clients on a wide range of employment and education law issues.

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Ithaca College and her law degree from The Catholic University of America.