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)

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