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Administration

Administration Debbie Rowe-Millwood, continued Associate of Corporate Counsel, Florida Bar-Family Law and General Practice Solo and Small Firm sections, Family Law Inns of Court, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the ABA, Dade County Bar Association, Gwen S. Cherry Women Lawyers Association, Caribbean Bar Association, Broward County Women Lawyers Association and

NALP – The Association for Legal Career Professionals. Ms. RoweMillwood is also the Vice President of the National Association of Women MBA’s – South Florida Chapter. She is a licensed member of the Florida Bar and the Federal Bar: Southern District of Florida.

DORIS M. TORRES, Director of Student Services

* B.S., Florida International University * M.S.W., Florida International University * J.D., Florida International University

FRANTZ PIERRE, Director of Information Technology

* B.S., Florida International University Mr. Pierre plans and manages the operations of the College of Law information technology services for the faculty, administration, staff, and students. Mr. Pierre returned to South Florida soon after he served in the U.S. Navy and was honorable discharged after the Desert Storm War. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer

Engineering while serving as the Senior Computer Programmer Analyst for the University Technology Services at FIU. Ultimately, he was promoted to the position of Coordinator of Computer Applications. His primary responsibilities include providing technical leadership and support in the implementation of desktop administrative computing for the College of Law. Mr. Pierre is a member of the FIU’s Information Technology Administrators Committee, whose focus is the development of the computing initiatives that support university-wide technological advancements.

DEBBIE ROWE-MILLWOOD, Director of Career Development

* B.B.A., University of Miami * M.B.A., University of Miami * J.D., University of Florida Debbie Rowe-Millwood is the Director of the Career Development Office in the College of Law. She earned both her BBA (’93) and MBA (’96) degrees from the University of Miami and her law degree from the University of Florida (’01). As a law student, Ms. Rowe-Millwood was a Virgil Hawkins Scholar and received a Florida Bar Foundation 36

Doris M. Torres comes to the FIU College of Law from the private sector, where she worked as a civil litigator with Clyne & Associates, P.A. While there, she worked on cases involving personal injury, defamation claims, toxic torts, landlord/ tenant, family law, and contract disputes. A native of Miami, Ms. Torres earned her undergraduate degree from Florida International University (magna cum laude). She later returned to Florida International University, receiving a Masters in Social Work in 2005 (magna cum laude), and a Juris Doctor in 2009. Prior to entering law school, Ms. Torres held various positions within the criminal justice system; working as a Correctional Treatment Specialist with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, as a Supervisor/Director of a Community Corrections Center, as Therapist in various treatment facilities, and as a United States Probation Officer, with the Southern District of Florida, where she supervised offenders diagnosed with mental health disorders (including those offenders convicted of sex crimes).

While in law school, Ms. Torres was selected as a Summer Clerk for the Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Judge with the Southern District of Florida. She was also the recipient of various scholarships, including the Broward County, Hispanic National Bar Scholarship, the Joseph A. Reyes Scholarship, the Florida Bar Young Lawyer’s Division Scholarship, the Cuban American Bar Association Scholarship, and the FAWL/Leesfield Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship. She was also a member of FIU’s College of Law Trial Team, a member of the Board of Advocates, President of the Hispanic Law Students Association, Vice-President of the Women’s Law Society, and was elected Commencement Class Speaker by her classmates. Ms. Torres’ professional affiliations include the Hispanic National Bar Foundation, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. Ms. Torres is currently a member of the Florida Bar and of the Federal Bars: Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, and Northern District of Florida.

DONNA YFF, College of Law Registrar

* B.A., University of West Indies * M.S., University of Wes Indies Public Service Fellowship. Prior to attending law school, Ms. RoweMillwood was an Assistant Vice President at Bank of America and a Staff Financial Analyst at Ryder System, Inc. Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Rowe-Millwood has practiced in both private and government entities in the following areas: civil and complex family law litigation, employment, landlord-tenant, insurance, corporate and commercial law. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Florida Memorial University. Ms. Rowe-Millwood’s professional affiliations include the

Ms. Donna Yff is responsible for the College of Law Student Registration and Records. She came to FIU in 1999 from the University of the West Indies where she was the Assistant Registrar of Graduate Studies. Ms. Yff came to the College after serving as the Assistant Registrar for Records and Graduation, the Associate Director of the Enrollment

Center at the Biscayne Bay Campus, and the University Registrar. She earned a B.A. in History and an M.S. in Government from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. She has extensive knowledge of the PeopleSoft student records enterprise system. She serves on numerous university committees and is an active member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; the National Network of Law School Officers, and the Florida Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. 37

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