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The Office of the Treasurer's mission is to grow the University's financial resources from both internal and external sources. We focus on applying best practices to liquidity monitoring, investment management and debt administration. Treasury prepares a quarterly report for the Board of Trustees that is available here.

Tony Vu Tony Vu
University Treasurer


Phong "Tony" Vu joined FIU in 2008 with 20 years of finance, banking and treasury experience. As the University Treasurer, Mr. Vu is responsible for the management of the university's $300 million operating funds investment portfolio and $200 million in outstanding debt. Mr. Vu received his BSBA in Finance and MBA in Finance/Competitive Strategy from the University of Florida. In 2010, Mr. Vu was recognized by Brickell Magazine in its “2010 Top 20 Professionals Under 40” cover story. Most recently, he completed The High Potential Leader Program with FIU's Center for Leadership and also serves as a lecturer for the College of Business.

Powell JarellPowell Jarrell
Treasury Manager


Powell Jarrell joined Florida International University in 2009 as a Senior Financial Analyst. He has more than 15 years of corporate finance and 6 years of higher education finance experience. As the Treasury Manager, he is responsible for supporting the debt administration and accounting activities for the department. Mr. Jarrell holds a Masters in Accounting from St. Thomas University.



Kirk Staley Kirk Staley
Treasury Analyst


Kirk Staley joined Florida International University in 2013 as a Treasury Analyst. He is responsible for supporting the investment management functions for the department. Mr. Staley holds a BA in Finance from Florida International University.



Current Intern(s)

Dariel Polanco (Fall 2013)

Former Interns

Joshua Perez (Summer 2013)

Giovanni Castro (Spring 2013)

Miriam de Leon (Spring 2013)
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Thelma Velez (Spring 2013)

Abid Ali (Fall 2012)
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Sanjeev Udhnani (Summer 2012)
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Wellington Rodriguez (Spring 2012)
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Juan Carlos Robaina (Fall 2011)
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Fernando Rocha (Spring 2011)
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Jazz Guillama (Spring 2011)
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Jason Ford (Fall 2010)
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Vivian Guevara (Summer 2009)
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