Dr. Jorge Julián Osorio Gómez, rector of the CES University, was chosen to integrate, as a main member, the Board of Directors of the Colombian Association of Universities (ASCUN).
His election took place on October 29 in the National Council of Rectors, which was organized virtually to renew the directives of the Association, which brings together 88 public and private Higher Education Institutions throughout Colombia.
“This election signifies the potential to build joint university paths. My main tasks will be focused on the financing of Colombian universities, the development of Icetex and the development of education for work and human development ”, stated Dr. Osorio Gómez to the Links Bulletin.
The rector of the CES University will be in his position in the period 2021-2023 along with 5 other main members of various institutions in the country, such as the Universidad del Bosque de Bogotá and the Minuto de Dios University Corporation, who will also have a representative on the Council Executive.
ASCUN is a non-governmental organization, founded in 1957, to which the majority of Higher Education Institutions in the country belong and which is in charge of issues such as strengthening university dialogue, creating support networks between public and private entities, growth of joint research and spokesperson on education issues before the national government.
Regarding the opportunity that opens up for the CES University with this election, Dr. Osorio affirmed that direct learning from other institutions and participation in decisions of Colombian higher education were possible.
Dr. Osorio has been rector of the CES University since 2016, an institution from which he graduated from the undergraduate degree in Medicine in 1983, and of which he has participated in various administrative and teaching positions.
The National Council of Rectors also appointed the new president of ASCUN, the rector of the Technological University of Pereira, Luis Fernando Gaviria Trujillo, and as vice-president the rector of the EIA University, Carlos Felipe Londoño Álvarez.