Elections of LACCEI Officers for 2023

Every year LACCEI members elect the group of dedicated officers to lead the organization. Respectully, we recognize the officers’ efforts, leadership, and commitment to the advancement of LACCEI initiatives. A special recognition goes to our current 2022 Executive Board Members that are completing their terms: Their legacies are reflected in the success of our initiates. To all of them our sincere gratitude.

LACCEI Executive Board of Directors announces it is accepting nominations for candidates to serve as Executive Board Members committed to carrying the mission of LACCEI for the term 2022-2023.

“The mission of LACCEI is to be the leading organization of Latin American and Caribbean engineering institutions that will bring innovations in engineering education and research, and emerge as a major force in this hemisphere to foster partnerships among academia, industry, government and private organizations for the benefit of the society and the nations.”

Criteria

  • All member institutions are invited to submit names for consideration. Join LACCEI today and submit your nomination.
  • Individuals can be nominated by their University, by another LACCEI member or self-nominated.
  • All nominations must be submitted by June 20, 2022, 5:00 Noon (EDT) to be considered.
  • Candidates must be available to attend the General Assembly on July 2022, and the Board of Directors meeting on July 2022, during the 20th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology Hybrid Edition.
  • Board Member positions are assigned for a one-year or two-year term as indicated.

Candidates

Claudio Camilo González Clavijo: Biography

President Elect 2022 (1 year term)

Dean of Engineering. Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia. Colombia

Functions of The President:

  • Represent LACCEI and lead any representation of the Corporation in any act in which it participates.
  • Preside and direct the meetings of the General Assembly and the Board of Directors of LACCEI.
  • Call the meetings of the Board of Directors as established in the internal manual.
  • Ensure compliance with BYLAWS and the internal manual throughout the organization.
  • Sign the official correspondence and the minutes together with the Executive Director.
  • Enforce the agreements adopted in the General Assembly and the Board of Directors.
  • When deemed appropriate, the President may delegate functions to another member of the Board.
  • Propose or revise the Strategic Plan and the annual Work Plan for approval by the Board of Directors.

Proposal for the Presidency of LACCEI:

  1. Comply with the regulations and statutory provisions to fulfill the mission of LACCEI.
  2. Lead strategies for the execution of the development plan and the structuring and application of the annual work plan.
  3. Promote strategic actions that strengthen the initiatives and committees of LACCEI and the impact of the projects on the members of the Consortium.
  4. Incorporate initiatives to increase the active members of LACCEI.
  5. Actively monitor the actions of the members of the Executive Board.
  6. Lead actions to consolidate alliances with other organizations that promote engineering education.
  7. Contribute to the consolidation of academic events organized by LACCEI and its members.
  8. Lead the formation of collaborative networks among the members of LACCEI in order to face the challenges of engineering education.
  9. Lead actions to strengthen the administrative and financial processes of LACCEI.

Luis Fernando Martínez Arconada: Biography

Vice President of Finance (2 year term)

Professor. École Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tarbes. France

Functions of The Vice President of Finance:

  • Supervise the fiscal and financial aspects of the Corporation.
  • Act, together with the Executive Director, regarding the economic interests of the Corporation and the management of its funds.
  • Recommend the budget, balance and statements of accounts that are presented for approval by the Board of Directors.
  • Make recommendations that contribute to the effectiveness of the corporation.
  • Carry out other functions of the position in similar organizations and those entrusted by the Board of Directors or the President.

Libis Valdez: Biography

Vice President of Membership (2 year term)

Dean of Engineering. Fundación Universitaria Antonio de Arévalo Colombia. Colombia

Functions of The Vice President of Membership:

  • Propose to the Board of Directors and implement, after approval, a plan of activities that contribute to increasing the membership of the Consortium.
  • Promote the formation of regional or national Chapters, maintaining communication between them and the Board of Directors
  • Carry out other functions entrusted by the Board of Directors or the President.

 
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Formación:

  • Ingeniero de Sistemas - Universidad Central
  • Especialista en Docencia Universitaria - Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia
  • Magister en Educación - Universidad de San Buenaventura
  • Doctorando en Educación y Tecnología (curso) - Universidad de Lleida (España).

Me he desempeñado como:

  • Analista y Diseñador de Sistemas de Información
  • Auditor de Sistemas
  • Empresario del sector software- Líder de equipos de desarrollo de software
  • Docente universitario
  • Decano de Ingeniería por más de 22 años: 7 años en Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia (Cali); 6 años en Universidad de San Buenaventura (Cali); 9 años en Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia

Otros:

  • Participación en comunidades académicas y profesionales
  • Delegado de Universidades ante COPNIA (Valle del Cauca)
  • Presidente de REDIS - Nodo Bogotá- Cundinamarca (2017-2018)
  • Miembro del Consejo Directivo de la Asociación Colombiana de Facultades de Ingeniería - ACOFI (2018-Actual)
  • Vicepresidente de Membresías de LACCEI (Latin American And Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions) (2021-2022)
  • Miembro de Enter Network Monitoring Committee (EngineeriNg educaTors pEdagogical tRaining ENTER)
  • Miembro de diversos Comités y Consejos institucionales y de iniciativas académicas.

Investigación:

  • Investigador junior de MinCiencias
  • Miembro del grupo de investigación Byte in Design, categorizado en A por Minciencias.
  • Temáticas de interés: Educación superior, Tecnología y educación, Sistemas de información, Ingeniería de software.

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Doctora en Ciencias (agosto de 2022) con estudios de Maestría en Ingeniería Electrónica,  Magister en Innovación Educativa, Magister en Gestión para la Creación Intelectual y Magister en Educación Superior E-learning. Es Especialista en Sistemas de Telecomunicaciones y en Procesos E-learning e Ingeniera Electrónicay Eléctrica. Desde hace 9 años, Decana de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Ingeniería de la Fundación Universitaria Antonio de Arévalo – Unitecnar, donde también se ha desempeñado como Directora del Centro de Relaciones Nacionales e Internacionales. En Unitecnar, ha ejecutado el diseño de la primera Especialización Tecnológica en el país a nivel de Educación Superior: la Especialización Tecnológica en E-learning.  En el 2014 y 2021 premiada por Fundación Color de Colombia y el periódico El Espectador como Afrocolombiana del Año categoría educación, por impulsar proyectos de educación superior y  STEM en la región Caribe en Colombia, para jóvenes de bajos recursos. Ha sido responsable de la acreditación de alta calidad para los programas de ingeniería desde la Facultad que dirige. Es Par Académico del Ministerio de Educación Nacional de Colombia para programas de Ingeniería Electrónica y áreas afines, además está capacitada por EUR-ACE (European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes).
Es miembro fundador de la Cátedra Abierta Latinoamericana "Matilda y las Mujeres en Ingeniería", asesor regional de la Secretaría Técnica de la Comisión Interamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA), desde ahí, la Ing. Valdez trabaja en el Comité de ejercicio profesional. 
Es Presidente de Expotecnología en sus 19 versiones. En 2016, participó como becaria del programa Strategic Innovation Summit on Affordable Communities (ACE2016) del Technology and Entrepreneurship Centre de la Universidad de Harvard. Recientemente ha sido postulada a los Women  that Build Awards, un reconocimiento global que busca cambiar la realidad de la industria, reducir la brecha de género y dar visibilidad a las mujeres que están construyendo una industria diversa e inclusiva en el área TI.