São Paulo, August 28, 2012 - Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States and Honorary Chancellor of Laureate International Universities, honored the 40th anniversary of the founding of Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS) during a visit to Brazil this week. UNIFACS has been a member of the Laureate Network since 2010 and is one of the most respected institutions of higher education in Bahia. The university was recognized by the Ministry of Education (MEC) as the best private university in the state and second best in the North and Northeast.
During his visit to São Paulo, President Clinton presented Marcia Barros, Rector of UNIFACS; Professor Manuel Barros, the founder and Chancellor of UNIFACS; and Eduardo Araujo, CFO of UNIFACS, with a plaque to commemorate this impressive milestone.
While in São Paulo, President Clinton visited the city’s business district, one of the leading corporate and commercial centers in Latin America, and also visited Laureate’s Brazil headquarters for the first time. During his time in the Laureate Brazil office, he met and talked with about 60 employees from the local operation and leaders from some of the 11 institutions in the Laureate network in Brazil.
This article was originally written in Portuguese and has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.