The Florida Board of Governors has appointed Chanel T. Rowe to the Florida International University board of trustees for a five-year term.

“We are thrilled to have our very own law graduate Chanel Rowe join FIU’s board of trustees,” said Dean C. Colson, who was recently reappointed to the board and serves as its chair. “Ms. Rowe brings impressive personal and professional accomplishments, she’s of this community and understands our mission as a top 50 public university.”

Rowe succeeds Gerald Grant, who was not eligible for reappointment after completing his second term on the board.

Rowe is currently an enforcement attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Miami Regional Office. Previously, she was a judicial law clerk to a senior judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Prior to that, she practiced at two AmLaw 100 firms, Akerman LLP and Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, where she represented companies in complex commercial litigation and defended pharmaceutical companies in product liability actions, respectively.

Rowe received a Juris Doctor degree from the FIU College of Law in 2014 and was class valedictorian.