Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – The Board of Trustees at Florida International University is backing the school’s president by approving a one-year contract extension, months after a bridge under construction collapsed and killed six people.

READ MORE: Facebook To Change Corporate Name To Meta

Mark Rosenberg is currently serving his second five-year term at the university in Miami. CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald reports the measure approved Wednesday must still go before the state’s Board of Governors later this month.

READ MORE: SportsLine Week 8 NFC East Picks: 'Everybody Is Piling On The Cowboys, And You Can't Blame Them,' Says Larry Hartstein

The pedestrian bridge collapsed March 15, bringing the university a barrage of publicity. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the collapse, which killed an FIU student.

Last month, the board approved a full performance bonus for Rosenberg based on his work during the 2016-17 school year. His base salary of $502,578 will remain fixed.

MORE NEWS: Best Friends Die An Hour Apart After Crash: 'They Were Special'

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)