• Ralph de la Vega

      President & Chief Executive Officer
      AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions

      Ralph de la Vega was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of the newly created AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions organization in August 2014, underscoring the company’s focus on delivering integrated solutions to customers that are first and foremost mobile, and also secure, reliable, ultra-fast and effortless. He has overall responsibility for the company’s wireless and business services operations, which serve more than 116 million mobile customers in the U.S. and more than 3.5 million business customers in 100 countries globally, including all of the world’s Fortune 1000 companies. 

      In his previous role, Mr. de la Vega was President & CEO of AT&T Mobility, a position he held since 2007. Under his leadership, AT&T Mobility became one of the world’s leading smartphone and mobile Internet providers and expanded into new growth areas such as connected cars, and home security and automation.

      During his career he has held numerous executive positions, including Chief Operating Officer of Cingular Wireless and President of BellSouth Latin America. As the COO of Cingular Wireless, Mr. de la Vega was responsible for the integration of AT&T Wireless and Cingular Wireless, following the largest all-cash merger in U.S. history at the time. As President of BellSouth Latin America, Mr. de la Vega was responsible for wireless operations in 11 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela and Uruguay.

      He serves on the boards of New York Life Insurance Company, the Georgia Aquarium, Morehouse College and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as Chairman of All-Markets Initiatives for the Boy Scouts of America and on the board of Junior Achievement Worldwide. 

      He has received numerous awards recognizing his leadership, including induction into the Atlanta Business Hall of Fame and the prestigious Global Innovation Award from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. 

      Mr. de la Vega has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and a master’s degree in business administration from Northern Illinois University. He completed the Executive Program at the University of Virginia and received a Doctor Honoris Causa from FAU. 
      He is the author of the best-selling book Obstacles Welcome: Turn Adversity to Advantage in Business and Life (Thomas Nelson, 2009). 
      A native of Cuba, Mr. de la Vega and his family live in Atlanta, GA.

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      Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson

      President, Georgia Institute of Technology

      Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson became the 11th president of Georgia Tech on April 1, 2009. Under his leadership
      Georgia Tech has developed a 25-year strategic plan, launched the public phase of the $1.5B Campaign Georgia Tech, experienced increased enrollment, expanded innovative collaborations and strategic partnerships, expanded the campus infrastructure, and increased national visibility.

      Peterson came to Georgia Tech from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he served as chancellor.
      Prior to that, he served as provost at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, and on the faculty and in leadership positions at Texas A&M University for 19 years. He has worked for NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

      Throughout his career, Peterson has played an active role in helping to establish the national education and research agendas, serving on many industry, government, and academic task forces and committees. He has served on a number of national accreditation agencies, with a focus on improving and assessing outcomes for higher education. He also has served on congressional task forces, research councils, and advisory boards, including the Office of Naval Research, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Energy, the National Research Council, and the National Academy of Engineering. He is serving on the Board of Directors for the Association of American Universities. Peterson was recently appointed to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, and represents the ACC on the NCAA’s Division 1 Board of Directors.

      A distinguished scientist, he was appointed in 2008 by President George W. Bush, and again in 2014 by President Barack Obama, to serve as a member of the National Science Board, which oversees the NSF and advises the President and Congress on national policy related to science and engineering research and education. In 2010 he was named by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke as a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. President Obama appointed him to the Advanced
      Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) steering committee in 2011, and to the AMP 2.0 steering committee in 2013.

      Peterson is a fellow of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and received the AIAA Distinguished Service Award in 2011. His research has focused on phase change heat transfer in both the cooling of electronic devices and spacecraft
      thermal control. He is widely published, authoring or co-authoring 16 books or book chapters, 210 refereed journal articles, and more than 170 conference publications. He also holds a total of nine patents, with two others pending.

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      Sir John Daniel, o.c.


      Sir John Daniel was educated at Christ’s Hospital, Oxford University, the University of Paris and Concordia University. He held appointments at the École Polytechnique, Université de Montréal (professeur assistant/agrégé, 1969-73); Télé-université, Université du Québec (Directeur des Études, 1973-77); Athabasca University (Vice-President for Learning Services, 1978-80); Concordia University (Vice-Rector, Academic, 1980-84); Laurentian University (President/Recteur, 1984-90); The Open University (Vice-Chancellor, 1990-2001); UNESCO (Assistant Director-General for Education, 2001-04); and the Commonwealth of Learning (President, 2004-12).

      He is now Senior Advisor to Academic Partnerships, USA; Education Master at the DeTao Masters Academy, China; and Chair of the International Board of the United World Colleges.

      Among Sir John's 350 publications are his books Mega-Universities and Knowledge Media: Technology Strategies for Higher Education (Kogan Page, 1996) and Mega-Schools, Technology and Teachers: Achieving Education for All (Routledge, 2010).
      The three countries where he has lived and worked have each recognised his contributions with national honours: France – Ordre des Palmes Académiques: Chevalier ‘pour services rendus à la culture française en Ontario’ (1986); Officier: ‘pour services rendus à la culture française au Royaume-Uni’ (1991); United Kingdom – Knight Bachelor ‘for services to higher education’ (1994); Canada – Officer of the Order of Canada ‘for his advancement of open learning and distance education in Canada and around the world’ (2013).

      Sir John won the Symons Medal of the Association of Commonwealth Universities in 2008 and his 32 honorary degrees are from universities in 17 countries.

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      Ingrid Figueroa de Santamaría

      Master in International Business from the Complutense University of Madrid and the IDB. With specialization in Springfield Center, Glasgow-UK, on Making Market Works and Management and Project Management for Development Cooperation, GTZ, Berlin, Germany. Graduated from the INCAE’S Central American Economic Integration Program.

      Since 1996, serves as the Executive Director of CENPROMYPE, the governing body of the Central American Integration System that seeks to improve competitiveness and policy environment for Central American MSME.

      Over 16 years of experience in projects and institutions that promotes the micro, small and medium enterprises, with cooperation agencies such as the German (GIZ), Italian, Britain, European Union and Japanese (JICA) Cooperation, among others.

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      Prof. Ennio Vivaldi Véjar

      President, University of Chile

      MD, University of Chile, Professor in Physiology and Biophysics Program, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. Global leader in sleep physiology, specialization developed in the Harvard-MIT joint program.

      He began his academic life at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), and the Faculty of Medicine. He continued his training in sleep physiology and biomedical computation in the University of Harvard´s School of Medicine and MIT.

      Prof. Vivaldi has taught and supervised dissertations in several programs at graduate and undergraduate level at the University of Chile, as well as in cooperation with other Chilean Universities. He has been a recognized researcher at national (Research National Funds) and international level (European Community, IDRC-Canada, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, University of the United Nations, NSF, NIMH and NIH USA), collaborating with several labs in different countries, as The United States, the Netherlands, Italy, Argentina and Brazil.

      Pioneer in sleep computerized systems staging aimed to experimental purposes for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Prof. Vivaldi has made significant contributions in the area of regulation of sleep and chronobiology. His findings have been disseminated in the most prestigious journals: Sleep, J Sleep Research, EEG J, J Neurophysiology, BRB, Brain Research and Anesthesiology. He introduced biomedical informatics for the first time in Chile, specializing in sleep medicine and Chronobiology applied to the organization of work shifts.

      Actively participates in Scientific Societies and the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies (Vice President), the American Society for the Study of Sleep (President) and the Society of Biology of Chile, and the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research, Chile.
      Professor Vivaldi was the first Vice President of the University Senate (2006-2009).
      In June 2014 undertakes the Presidency of the University of Chile.

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      Allan Cahoon

      PhD, became, President and Vice-Chancellor of Royal Roads University in 2007

      He is the university’s third president and as a result of an extensive review, was re-appointed as President until June 30, 2017.
      Academic Background
      Cahoon started his undergraduate education at the University of Calgary before transferring to the United States to complete his BA in history and political science, a MSc in International Administration, and eventually completed his PhD at Syracuse University. As president, Cahoon has attended executive education programs at Harvard University and Oxford.

      Cahoon taught at the University of Saskatchewan in Commerce and Political Science and in 1976 joined the University of Calgary as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Management. He subsequently was promoted to a full professor and served in various administrative positions within the Faculty and University including: Assistant Dean, Chair, Management of Organizations and Human Resources, President of the Faculty Association.
      As a professor, he specialized in executive development, organizational theory and building best-practice, high-performance teams. He has conducted a longitudinal research project on the experience of women and men in organizations, and published on that topic as well as in areas of organizational stress and burnout, and cross cultural negotiations.
      In 1994, Cahoon was asked to head the new PhD program and became director of research in the Faculty of Management. While in that position, he played a leadership role in directing both the North American and the European Summer School for Advanced Management and the Canadian /Mexican and Canadian/Chilean Consortium of Schools of Administration and

      From 1996 to 1998, as director of the International Business Division at the University of Calgary, Cahoon was successful in developing a number of international business initiatives on behalf of the university and led – until 2001 – an $8-million cross-disciplinary MSc program in energy and the environment offered at the Latin American Energy Organization’s headquarters in Quito, Ecuador.
      In 2002, Cahoon moved to the University of Regina, where he held the position of Vice-President, Research and International. In 2006, Cahoon was appointed Acting President and served in that role until 2007, when he moved to Royal Roads University.
      At Royal Roads University, Cahoon has served on the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way Victoria, the Advisory Council of the Order of BC, and as President of University Public Sector Employers’ Association (UPSEA). He is currently a member of the Research Universities Council of BC (RUCBC) and the Association of Universities and Colleges Canada (AUCC).

      Cahoon was elected VP (Canada) for the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) and was appointed IOHE President in 2014. He has also been appointed as a member of the Standing Advisory Committee on International Relations (SACIR) for the AUCC.

      Cahoon – whose second language is Spanish – has been a visiting professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He has also served as a visiting professor at the Monash Mount Eliza Management School in Australia, Yamaguchi University in Japan and the International Management Center in Budapest in Hungary. As well, Cahoon has held teaching appointments at Simon Fraser University and Syracuse University. He is adjunct professor at the Tianjin Open, Hunan University and Nankai Universities in China and emeritus professor at the University of Calgary.

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    • Oscar-Ramirez

      Dr. Oscar Manuel Ramírez

      Licenciado en Ingeniería Civil de la Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá en 1984. Recibe de SUNY at Buffalo, los títulos de Master en Ciencias en Ingeniería Estructural en 1986, y de Doctor en Ingeniería Estructural y Sísmica en el 2000.

      El Dr. Ramírez ha desarrollado una brillante carrera de 30 años como docente e investigador en la Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá. Es profesor visitante de la Universidad de Camagüey en Cuba, y de la Universidad EAFIT de Medellín, y ha dictado cursos especializados en la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería de Nicaragua, en la Universidad de Carabobo en Venezuela, en el Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey en México, en la Escuela Politécnica de Sao Paulo, Brasil, entre otros. Su investigación sobre “diseño sísmico con sistemas de amortiguamiento”, ha sido la base sustancial del Capítulo 15 del NEHRP-2003-FEMA 450, y del Capítulo 18 del ASCE-7-05, reconocidas normativas estadounidenses de diseño sísmico.

      El Dr. Ramírez es fundador de la Empresa O.M. Ramírez y Asociados, reconocida empresa consultora, responsable del diseño de más de un centenar de edificios altos en Panamá, y consultora de múltiples proyectos a nivel internacional. Actualmente es asesor de proyectos especiales de la Presidencia de la República de Panamá.
      El Dr. Ramírez ocupó el cargo de Presidente del Consejo Superior de Universidades de América Central, CSUCA, en el periodo 2013-2014. Actualmente es el Rector de la Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá.

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      Dr. José Tadeu Jorge

      José Tadeu Jorge é professor titular na Faculdade de Engenharia Agrícola. Graduou-se em Engenharia de Alimentos na Unicamp (1975), onde também realizou mestrado em Tecnologia de Alimentos (1977) e doutorado em Ciências de Alimentos (1981) concentrando suas pesquisas na área de tecnologia pós-colheita, na qual estuda produtos minimamente processados, armazenamento de produtos agrícolas e propriedades físicas de materiais biológicos. Em 1992 titulou-se professor livre-docente, professor adjunto em 1995 e professor titular em 1996.

      Foi diretor da Feagri de 1987 a 1991, diretor-executivo da Funcamp de 1990 a 1992, chefe de gabinete da Reitoria de 1992 a 1994, pró-reitor de Desenvolvimento Universitário de 1994 a 1998. De 1999 a 2002 foi diretor da Feagri e de 2002 a 2005 ocupou o cargo de vice-reitor da Unicamp, à frente da Coordenadoria Geral da Universidade.

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      Dr. Rodney D. Smith

      Dr. Rodney D. Smith is the eighth President of The College of The Bahamas, appointed to the position in October 2014. He is currently serving his second term as President of The College, having initially served in this leadership position from 2004 to 2005. From 2001 to 2004, he was the President of Ramapo College in New Jersey,. He was an honorary President at Dahli University, Kunming Province, The Peoples Republic of China via the Sino‐American Cooperative Agreement. A graduate of Harvard University and former President of Ramapo College of Jersey, Dr. Smith last served as Administrative Vice President at Hampton University (HU) in Virginia.

      He holds a Doctorate of Education degree in Administration, Planning and Social Policy and a Master’s Degree in Administration and Planning with a concentration in International Education from Harvard University. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical/Educational Psychology from Fisk University/Meharry MedicalCollege Joint Program, and a B.A. in Psychology from Saint John’s University in Minnesota.

    • Narro-Flores

      Dr. José Narro Flores

      Nació en Saltillo, Coahuila, México el 5 de diciembre de 1948. En 1973 obtuvo, en la Facultad de Medicina de la UNAM, el título de médico cirujano con mención honorífica en su examen profesional. Entre 1976 y 1978 efectuó estudios de posgrado en medicina comunitaria en la Universidad de Birmingham, Inglaterra. En enero de 1974 se incorporó a la UNAM como profesor de la Facultad de Medicina, en la que ha dictado cátedra de medicina preventiva, medicina familiar y salud pública, además de haber sido titular de distintos cursos de posgrado. Actualmente es profesor Titular “C”, definitivo, de tiempo completo.

      En la propia Universidad Nacional se desempeñó como director general de Extensión Académica, director general de Planeación, secretario general de la misma entre 1985 y 1991, coordinador general de Reforma Universitaria, además de haber fungido como director de la Facultad de Medicina entre 2003 y 2007. En noviembre de 2007 fue designado Rector de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México para el período 2007-2011, al término del cual fue relecto para un segundo mandato que concluye en el 2015.

    • John-DeGioia

      Dr. John J. DeGioia

      President  Georgetown University

      John J. DeGioia is the 48th President of Georgetown University. Under his leadership,the University has completed a $1-billion capital campaign; launched the largest expansion of campus facilities in the institution’s history; significantly increased student financial aid; and strengthened endowments for faculty research. He has placed special emphasis on sustaining and strengthening Georgetown's Catholic and Jesuit identity and its responsibility to serve as a voice and an instrument for justice. DeGioia has helped to expand and deepen Georgetown’s engagement with the global community, supporting
      initiatives on a range of issues from interreligious dialogue to global health to emerging economies. He has also enhanced Georgetown's relationship with the many political, cultural, corporate, and economic resources of Washington, D.C., and he is a strong supporter of Georgetown's social justice initiatives that seek to improve opportunities for Washington's underserved neighborhoods.

      Beyond the Georgetown hilltop, DeGioia is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Forum for the Future of Higher Education, and the Consortium on Financing Higher Education. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metro Area; the Board of Directors for the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities; the Board of Governors of the John Carroll Society; the Executive Committee of the Council on Competitiveness; and is a Commissioner on the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. He also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Values and Global University Leadership Forum.
      He teaches as a Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy. He earned his B.A. in English and his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Georgetown, and lives in D.C. with his wife Theresa and their son J.T.

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    • Dr. Henning Jensen Pennington

      En el año 1972 obtuvo el Bachillerato en Psicología en la Universidad de Costa Rica. Posteriormente obtiene una Maestría en Psicología (Diplom-Psychologe) en la Universidad de Friburgo de Brisgovia, República Federal de Alemania, en 1977; y un Doctorado en Filosofía (Psicología) en esta misma Universidad, en 1981.

      Ha desempeñado diversos cargos entre los que podemos mencionar: director del Instituto de Investigaciones Psicológicas (1985-1991); decano de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales (1991-1999); director y cofundador del Doctorado en Estudios de la Sociedad y la Cultura (2002-2004); vicerrector de Investigación (2004-2011).

      A lo largo de los años ha escrito artículos científicos y académicos sobre diversos temas: Psicología Clínica y Psicoterapia, Psicoanálisis y Cultura, Epistemología del Psicoanálisis, Teoría de la Ciencia, Psicología Transcultural y Psicología del Desarrollo de la Temprana Infancia. Es autor y coautor de una amplia producción bibliográfica. Es catedrático de la UCR desde 1992.

    • Barbosa-Corbacho

      Dr. José Barbosa Corbacho

      José Barbosa nació dos veces. La primera, el 23 de enero de 1952, en San Fernando Cádiz, España. La segunda, a su vida consagrada a Cristo el 16 de septiembre de 1972; cobijado por la Comunidad de Misioneros y Misioneras Identes “Id de Cristo Redentor”.

      Licenciado en Filosofía y Letras por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, especializado en Metafísica. Doctor Ph D. en filosofía y ciencias de la educación por la UAM, es profesor de la Cátedra Fernando Rielo en la Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja. Antes de ser Rector el Dr. Barbosa fue Vicecanciller de la Universidad desde octubre 2003 y Superior de la Comunidad de Misioneros Identes en Loja.

    • James-Wagner

      Dr. James W. Wagner, PhD

      Has served as president of Emory University since 2003. Born and reared in Maryland, he earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1975 from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in clinical engineering in 1978 from The Johns Hopkins University. In 1984 he completed his PhD degree in materials science and engineering from Johns Hopkins. Following a distinguished tenure on the faculty of Johns Hopkins, he served as dean, provost, and interim president of Case Western Reserve University.

      Dr. Wagner is a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He is a recipient of the President’s Award of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators for Region III, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Johns Hopkins, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Wagner serves on the boards of The Carter Center and the Georgia Research Alliance. In 2009 President Obama appointed him to serve as vice-chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

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      Dr. Satish K. Tripathi


      Un investigador internacionalmente reconocido y líder transformativo de educación superior, el Dr. Satish K. Tripathi fue nombrado como el 15 presidente de la Universidad de Buffalo en el 18 de abril del 2011.

      El Dr. Tripathi, quien sirvió como el Rector y Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de Asuntos Académicos entre 2004 y 2011 de la UB, fue uno de los creadores principales del plan estratégico de la UB 2020 para lograr excelencia académica, y dirigió la universidad a lograr un crecimiento significativo en investigación y actividad académica, a mejorar la calidad y diversidad de los estudiantes, y a ampliar su presencia internacional. Como Rector, él dirigió el reclutamiento de algunos miembros prominentes del cuerpo docente de la universidad y supervisó un incremento substancial en el número de docentes contratados para desarrollar y mejorar en áreas claves de la investigación y de la actividad académica. En base a estos sólidos cimientos, la visión del futuro de la UB del Dr. Tripathi se enfoca en el movimiento de la universidad al nivel de las universidades de investigación más prestigiosas en el país mediante la ampliación de su alcance e impacto en el ambiente local y global.

      El Dr. Tripathi fue decano de “Bourns College de Ingeniería” de la Universidad de California-Riverside entre 1997-2004. Anteriormente, él pasó 19 años como profesor de informática en la Universidad de Maryland, incluyendo siete años como Jefe del Departamento. También fue profesor visitante en la Universidad de París-Sud en Francia y en la Universidad de Erlangen-Nuremberg en Alemania.

      Como el primer presidente de la historia de la historia de la UB nacido en el extranjero, el Dr. Tripathi se graduó en la categoría más alta en su clase de la Universidad de Banaras Hindu en India. Además de un doctorado de la Universidad de Toronto, ostenta tres grados de máster- uno en informática de la Universidad de Toronto, y dos en estadística de la Universidad de Alberta y la Universidad de Banaras Hindu. Un Fellow de la IEEE y el Asociación Americana para el Avance de la Ciencia, fue galardonado con el doctorado honorario de ciencias del Instituto Indio de Tecnología de la Información en Allahabad.

      Un líder activo en la comunidad de educación superior, Dr. Tripathi es miembro de la Mid-American Conference Council of Presidents Executive Committee y de las mesas de directores de Consejo de Acreditación de Educación Superior y el Digital Preservation Network. Entre sus papeles de liderazgo en la comunidad, Dr. Tripathi forma parte de la mesa de directores del Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Great Lakes Health, y el Buffalo Urban League, y fue nombrado por Governor Cuomo como “Co-Chair” del Regional Economic Development Council for Western New York.

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  • Dyer-Narinesingh

    Dr. Dyer Narinesingh

    Professor Narinesingh holds more than thirty years of scholarly teaching and experience at the University of West Indies (UWI) at both undergraduate and graduate leves. He holds a Ph. D. in Chemistry from UWI, he has also further postdoctoral training at Ottawa University in Canada, as well as at the private sector biotechnology research company, Advanced Medical Diagnostic Limited in California, USA.

    In addition to his academic successes, Professor Narinesingh has played an integral role in the development of educational perspectives in the Caribbean. He has also served in many boards and committees in organizations including the UTT’s Board of Governor, in addition to several academic and administrative posts at UWI, before becoming president of UTT in 2013.

  • Roberto-Godoy

    Roberto Moreno Godoy

    Se graduó de Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras en el Colegio Americano de Guatemala. En la Universidad del Valle de Guatemala obtuvo un Profesorado de Enseñanza Media especializado en Ciencias Naturales, el Baccalauretus un Scientiis y la Licenciatura en Educación. Posteriormente estudió en la Universidad Estatal de Michigan Administración Educativa y Desarrollo Curricular. En la Universidad de Stanford, California obtuvo la Maestría en Administración Educativa y Análisis de Políticas y un Postgrado como Especialista en Evaluación.

    Como docente se ha desempeñado en la Sección Secundaria del Colegio Americano y en la Facultad de Educación de la Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. En la UNESCO trabajó como Especialista Regional para Centro América y Panamá. En la Asociación de Investigación y Estudios Sociales ASIES, tuvo el puesto de Secretario Ejecutivo Adjunto. En el sector gubernamental ocupó el cargo de Ministro y Viceministro de Educación de Guatemala. Desde enero 2000 fue Secretario Ejecutivo de la Fundación de la Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, al 19 de junio de 2001. De junio 2001 a la fecha es el Rector de la Universidad del Valle de Guatemala.

  • Mariela-ZapataDra. Luz Mariela Sorza Zapata

    Luz Mariela Sorza Zapata se graduó de la facultad de Química Farmacéutica de la Universidad de Antioquia, donde ejerció también como profesora. Es especialista en Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos, área Ciencias, de la Universidad Nacional – Bogotá. En su vida laboral se ha desempeñado en el campo público y privado, con 23 años de experiencia en la docencia y 15 en la administración de educación superior.

    Sorza Zapata se ha sido docente de cátedra de la Universidad de Antioquia, Vicedecana y Decana de la Facultad de Química Farmacéutica, Rectora (e) del Politécnico Colombiano Jaime Isaza Cadavid, Rectora del Tecnológico de Antioquia y Asistente Asesora Privada de la Gerencia de la ESE Metrosalud, entre otros cargos. Se desempeñó como asesora del Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario y ha sido laureada por la Unión de Ciudadanas de Colombia, por el Ejército colombiano, y el Concejo de Medellín mediante el premio Orquídea de Oro en el área tecnológica.

  • Gustavo-Cobreiro

    Dr. Gustavo Cobreiro Suárez

    Universidad de la Habana, Cuba

    Se gradúa de Ingeniero Civil (1986), en el Instituto Superior Politécnico “José Antonio Echeverría”, (ISPAJE), La Habana, Cuba y de Doctor en Ciencias Técnicas por el Instituto de Transporte de Moscú, Rusia (1995). Obtiene, además, la Especialidad en Defensa Nacional en el Colegio de Defensa Nacional (2000) y los Diplomados en Gestión Universitaria (2001) y en Administración Pública en la Escuela Superior de Directivos del Estado y el Gobierno (2012).

    Durante casi 20 años dedicados a la Gestión Universitaria se ha desempeñado en diferentes responsabilidades: Rector del Instituto Superior Politécnico “José Antonio Echeverría”, ISPJAE (2003), Vicerrector Administrativo, ISPJAE, Decano de la Facultad de Ingeniería Civil, ISPJAE, Vicedecano Docente de la Facultad de Ingeniería Civil, ISPJAE, Profesor universitario desde 1986 y desde 2009 Rector de la Universidad de La Habana.

    Como docente e investigador ha impartido varias asignaturas vinculadas a la Ingeniería Civil. Sus trabajos de investigación, fueron empleados para la elaboración de Normas de diseño del Ministerio del Transporte de la República de Cuba. En la actualidad forma parte de la planta de profesores del Centro de Estudios de la Administración Pública de la Universidad de La Habana, impartiendo temas vinculados con la Gestión Universitaria.

    Ha sido autor de artículos científicos publicados en Cuba y en el extranjero y conferencista en más de 30 congresos y reuniones internacionales. Prologuista de varios libros, ha recibido múltiples reconocimientos del Estado y el Gobierno Cubano y de instituciones extranjeras, así como Premios Internacionales vinculados a la Ingeniería Civil.

  • Francisco-antonioDr. Francisco Antonio Tamarit

    Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina

    El Dr. Tamarit es Licenciado en Física, de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Obtuvo su doctorado en Física del Centro Brasilerio de Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF/CNPq) en Río de Janeiro, Brasil, donde también hizo una pasantía postdoctoral. Sus áreas de interés son la física de materia condensada y la física estadística.

    Tiene una amplia trayectoria académica y de investigación, con una gran cantidad de publicaciones y capítulos de libros, además de participación en diferentes congresos y conferencias internacionales.

    En la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba ha ocupado diferentes cargos, donde además de profesor titular en grado y postgrado, ha sido delegado del claustro docente ante el consejo universitario, investigador y decano de la Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía y Física. Ha sido presidente de la Asociación de Física Argentina e Investigador registrado en el Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas CONICET.

    El 23 de marzo de 2013, la Asamblea Universitaria lo elige como rector de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Anteriormente el Dr. Tamarit venía desempeñándose como decano de la Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía y Física, como nuevo rector para el período 2013-2016 de dicha universidad.

  • rodolfo-leano-reyesLic. José Antonio Rodolfo Leaño Reyes

    Rector – Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara

    Es Licenciado en Administración de Empresas con una Maestría en Administración, todas de la Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, además de tener cursos y seminarios en diferentes áreas de la administración de empresas y educación superior.

    Ha desempeñado cargos importantes en la empresa privada del Estado de Jalisco y en la Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara ha ocupado cargos directivos de diferentes niveles y responsabilidades. Ha sido Presidente Club de Futbol Estudiantes Tecos de la
    Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara y Presidente fundador de la Asociación Mexicana de los Centros para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa (AMCDPE).

    Ha recibido reconocimientos de asociaciones educativas, organismos empresariales y deportivos. Doctorados honoris causas por la Universidad Ricardo Palma de Lima, en Perú, y Universidad Caucasus en Georgia. Ha recibido el Lifetime Achievement Award 2014, otorgado por Star Diamond Award y un Re econocimiento por los logros sin precedentes y la promoción exitosa de intercambio académico y de negocios entre los Estados Unidos de América y México por The Latino Coalition.

    Actualmente es Miembro del Comité Ejecutivo IAUP (International Asociation of University Presidents) y Co-Presidente del Capítulo Latinoamericano de la IAUP


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