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Fernando Leon-Garcia

Dr. Leon-Garcia is President of the International Association of University President (IAUP) for 2021-2024. He has also been President of CETYS University since 2010, leading the institution to accreditation in the USA (WASC, ACBSP, ABET) and one of the most internationalized universities in Mexico. Prior to that, he served as Chancellor of City University of Seattle’s International Division, with a presence across the Americas, Europe and Asia.
He currently serves or has served on boards and/or advisory groups: Commission on Internationalization and Global Engagement of the American Council on Education, Council of Presidents of the Association of Governing Boards, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, NAFSA International Educators Association, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Mexican Federation of Private Universities, Santander Universidades-Mexico, and Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration.
Dr. León-García holds a doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Policy Analysis and an M.A. in International Development Education from Stanford University, as well as a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from CETYS University. He has been named to the Top 300 Leaders in Mexico (Los 300) from 2019 to 2022. In addition, Dr. León García has received Honorary Doctorates from Vysoka Skola Financni a Spravni (Czech Republic), Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University (Romania), and Caucasus University (Georgia).

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