15 Oct FIRST UNIVERSITIES FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION STEERING COMMITTEE REUNION
Madrid, 15th October 2014 – After the Third International Conference of Rectors of UNIVERSIA in July, the promoters of “Universities for Poverty Alleviation” made a proposal to 12 Rectors to join the project Steering Committee.
The Steering Committee’s mission is to guide the activities of universities within the united mobilization “Universities for Poverty Alleviation” and lead changes, not only in their own universities, but also in their home countries.
Some members that have accepted participation in the Steering Committee, have held their first meeting via Skype, where they exchanged views about the project and shared the details regarding the work that their universities already perform on the topic of poverty alleviation.
The final composition of the Steering Committee is as follows:
Honorary President: Mrs. Isabel Tocino. Santander Bank Counselor
Project Director: Mrs. Ana Nieto. President of Helsinki España – University Network
Secretary: Dr. Ángel Gil de Miguel. Vice rector of the Rey Juan Carlos University. Spain
Assistant secretary: Mrs. Ana Mª Salazar y de la Guerra. President of the Rey Juan Carlos Foundation. Spain
Chairs: Agnes Mójica. Rector of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Fernando Suarez Bilbao. Rector of the Rey Juan Carlos University. Spain
Manuel J. López Pérez. Rector of the Zaragoza University and President of CRUE. Spain
Lauren Müller de Pacheco. Rector of the Private University of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Bolivia
Sanie Romero de Velazquez. Rector of the Iberoamerican University. Paraguay
Henning Jensen Pennington. Rector of the University of Costa Rica
Bernardo Kliksberg. Development Program Advisor for United Nations (UNDP)