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Analyze the role of the Government Boards of the universities

The central theme of the seminar was "Best practices in good governance, directories and management: lessons from corporations for universities".

Analyze the role of the Government Boards of the universities Julio Sánchez, Rolando Guzmán and Luis Molina Achecar.

Santo Domingo. El Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) through the Office of the Vice-Rector for Research and Linking and the Center for Innovation in Higher Education (CINNES) of the Area of ​​Social Sciences and Humanities held the Second International Seminar on Government and Governance Boards of Higher Education Institutions.

The seminar is a space for analyzing the role of the Governing Boards of the universities, as instances that constitute their highest authority that allows discussing the conditions and effects produced in the exercise of power from the study of specific cases, explained Altagracia López , former rector of INTEC and director of CINNES.

The central theme of the seminar was "Best practices in good governance, directories and management: lessons from corporations for universities".

The Government Boards, known, depending on the country and the institution, such as Boards of Trustees, Board of Directors or Boards of Regents, are usually formed by volunteers representing different social sectors, sometimes from the sectors that initially supported the institution for its foundation, or personalities selected among graduates and entrepreneurs.

The tradition of the "Board of Trustees" of the North American tradition, or similar experiences, have inspired the formation of these Boards that at the same time represent the maximum government of the universities, and that participate in the definition of the great institutional guidelines including the selection of the Rectors, they do not own the universities nor seek economic purposes, but assume that responsibility as part of their social commitment.

The Governing Boards of Latin American private universities have been little studied, despite their importance and the role they play to guarantee the institutions, sustainability and public service identity of many institutions.

The presence in the Latin American world of higher education of private universities governed by owners, by family foundations, and even by national or foreign corporations, makes the study and analysis of the Boards more necessary. The characteristics of the boards are part of the differences between various types of private universities that today represent more than 40% of the total enrollment in higher education in Latin America.

The event was held last January's 31 and counted with the participation of Dr. Carlos Angulo, former rector of the Universidad de los Andes of Colombia and past president of the CINDA university network. Luis Molina Achécar, president of Banco BHD and former member of the Board of Regents of INTEC, Miguel Escala, former Rector of INTEC and director of IGLU - OUI, Julio Sánchez Maríñez, vice-rector of Research and Liaison of INTEC, also spoke. The meeting was attended by members of University Governing Boards of the country, Rectors, Vice-Chancellors, Directors of higher education institutions and academics.


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