GEDC-LATAM 2014 Chile Regional Conference

From left to right: Alejandro Jadresic (Chile), Hans J. Hoyer (USA), Angela Laguna (Panama), Jaime Bonilla Rios (Mexico),
Jessenia del Pilar Cardenas Cobo (Ecuador), Rodrigo Covarrubias (Chile). 

The GEDC leaders are pleased to inform that our colleagues of the Latin American Deans Council just completed their fourth annual conference in Chile.  This event was hosted by the University of Andres Bello and its new dean Professor Nicolas Bronfman in the beautiful coastal city of Viña del Mar, Chile.  This conference brought together deans and academic leaders from various Latin American countries. GEDC - LATAM Chair and GEDC Executive Committee member Jaime Bonilla Rios played a key leadership role, in partnership with our Chilean hosts, in planning and bringing this event together. 
We are pleased that Laura Steinberg, recently elected Secretary/Treasurer of the GEDC as well as Professor Patricia Daniels representing GEDC/IFEES member ABET contributed significantly to the substance of the program.

The following leaders are now on the GEDC-LATAM Executive Committee: Dean Angela Laguna from Panama is the new Chair/President (2014 - 2015). Dean Alejandro Jadresic, GEDC member from Chile, is the Chair/President-Elect (2015 - 2016). Vice Rector Jessenia del Pilar Cardenas Cobo from Ecuador is Treasurer (2014 - 2015). The other members of the Executive Committee are Eduardo Behrentz from Colombia; Jaime Bonilla from Mexico; Javier Paez from Colombia; Rodrigo Covarrubias from Chile; and Hans J. Hoyer. We will soon publish further information related to speakers and content of this conference.GEDC - LATAM conference in 2015 will be in La Paz, Bolivia and hosted by Rector Alvaro Rios Oliver of the Engineering Military School of Bolivia.

Hans J. Hoyer, Ph.D.
Executive Secretary, 
Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC)