Dr. Juan Ramón de la Fuente Joins Laureate Mexico’s Academic Advisory Board

Laureate Mexico is pleased to announce that Dr. Juan Ramón de la Fuente will lead the region’s academic advisory board. The board is focused on gathering suggestions and feedback to strengthen the academic degree programs offered by Laureate in Mexico through Universidad del Valle de México and Universidad Tecnológica de Mexico. The board will also provide guidance on trends in education and to help the universities continue to grow higher education access for Mexico.

In his role, Dr. De la Fuente will work with Laureate to identify and select additional members of the board, which will include recognized and respected men and women from Mexico’s academic, intellectual and business communities.

“We are deeply honored that Dr. De la Fuente has agreed to lead our academic advisory board and support us through this new group,” stated Dieter Holtz, president of Laureate Mexico. “He is one of the country’s most respected educational leaders and widely recognized for his vast contributions in higher education and health sciences to support the continued development of our country. Our students will benefit tremendously from the expertise of Dr. De la Fuente and the other members of the board.”

Dr. De la Fuente said, “Laureate Mexico is a serious and well established institution that is focused on academic excellence and continued perfection of its programs. It has a global perspective that benefits from a strict ethical code. It is an honor to join the academic advisory board through the agreement reached with the Aspen Institute of Mexico. We are focused on working together to create a better future for Mexico, which depends heavily on a high quality education system.”

Today, Dr. De la Fuente leads the Aspen Institute México, an organization focused on developing activities that support education, leadership and public policy. Previously, he served as the rector of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and as secretary of health, where he led fundamental changes that have benefited millions of Mexicans. Dr. De la Fuente will serve a term of three years.