Inter-American University already has a new leader

The Board of Trustees of the Inter-American University appointed Dr. Rafael Ramírez Rivera as President of the University Institute, serving on an interim basis for one year.

“We recognize that Dr. Ramírez Rivera has the immeasurable qualities and experience to position Inter-American University as a leading academic institution. With his presidency, we will continue to make great contributions to our community, as we have done for 111 years,” Board of Trustees Chairman Jose R. Muñoz Avila said in a written statement. said in reports.

The decision of the Board of Trustees was taken on Tuesday. The official became president exactly one year ago after the governing body canceled the contract of former President Manuel Bernos on May 24, 2022.

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Previously, Ramírez Rivera served as rector of the Inter-American Arecibo campus for 14 years. He served as president and executive director of Humacao Community College, administrator of the School of Technical Services at the College of the Antilles in San Juan, president and general director of Columbia College, and director of the Office of Licensing and Accreditation of the Council of Higher Education. Puerto Rico and president of Huertas Junior College, Institute of Education report.

Now the eleventh president of the Inter-American, he holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Puerto Rico and a doctorate in educational administration from the Inter-American University Metro Campus. He has also been part of the University of Oxford Summer Research Program, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and the Institute for Management and Educational Leadership (MLE) at Stanford University and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Bologna. .

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