ourboardoftrustees From left to right: Architect Ricardo Lefranc Morales • Dr. Luis E. González Cognet • Irving A. Jiménez Juarbe, Esq. • Dr. Ricardo Jaén Presno, President of the Board of Trustees • Vanessa M. Mullet Sánchez, Esq., Treasurer • Agronomist Luis Fullana Morales, Vice President • Engineer Francisco Martínez Ubarri, Secretary • Dr. María M. Meléndez Ramos (absent) • Ernesto Vázquez Barquet, President of the Institution
As an institution of higher education,
To be recognized as the leading
Universidad Politécnica provides opportunities
Hispanic-serving Institution in multiple fields of
for individuals from diverse backgrounds in
study, meeting societal and industrial standards
different locations using multiple methods of
in general, in association with public and private
education to cultivate their potential for
enterprises, characterized by an emphatic
leadership, productivity and competitiveness
relationship between faculty and students, and
with the purpose of providing greater social
with a culture of client-oriented quality service,
responsibility toward their communities through
empowerment and teamwork. Universidad
exposure to intellectual, humanistic and
Politécnica reflects the merge of the two
prevailing cultures of the Americas, thus it is well-positioned to interact with the Hispanic and Anglo worlds inside and outside its geographical borders by providing a cultural and linguistic intermediary link.
The building where our history began...
ourvisionaries Ernesto Vázquez Torres Born in Mayagüez on November 7, 1907, to José Vázquez Rodríguez, a native of Hormigueros, and María Domitila Torres Lugo, a native of San Germán. He earned his education in different public schools in the western region of the Island, graduating from Escuela Superior de Mayagüez in 1928. He continued his university studies at Colegio de Agricultura y Artes Mecánicas, where he earned a degree in Agricultural Sciences in 1932. After taking some Pedagogy courses, he was named Maestro de Agricultura Vocacional in the school Segunda Unidad Rural, located in a neighborhood in Utuado called Ángeles. In 1936, he began teaching at Colegio de Mayagüez. He completed his graduate studies at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). A couple of years later, he teamed up with his brother in a food import company, which worked between Santo Domingo and Puerto Rico, a task that led him to move to San Juan and start working on his path of establishing Universidad Politécnica. He married Annie Barquet Delgado, a native of Ponce, on December 26, 1944. They had three children: Betsy Ann, Ernesto Narciso and José Enrique.
Ernesto Vázquez Barquet
Ernesto Vázquez Martínez
He was born in San Juan and completed his primary and secondary
He was born on June 26, 1974, in San Juan. He completed his education
education at Academia San Jorge in Santurce. He started studying
at Colegio San Ignacio. After finishing high school, he began his
Architecture at Penn State. Later, he opted to return to the Island,
undergraduate studies at University of Florida in Gainesville. There he
where he earned a bachelor’s in Economics and a master’s in Business
earned a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He continued
Administration, both from Universidad Interamericana. Joined by his
and earned an MBA in Entrepreneurship and International Business. His
father, he overlooked the creation of the first degree in Engineering that
career started between 1996 and 1997, when he chose to return to the
gave shape to Universidad Politécnica. He was Dean of Administration
Island and was admitted to a power distribution project with Motorola
and Executive Vice President, before ascending to the presidency in
Inc. and the special projects team at CSA Group. Between 1999 and
1990. Under his leadership, the New School of Architecture, ArqPoli,
2003, Vázquez Martínez was devoted to further develop the tools
was created and the first master’s program in Landscape
obtained in the field of Engineering, implementing them in companies on
Architecture was established in Puerto Rico. He also devised a
the Island, such as Vassallo Industries, Inc. and Polydium Corporation.
comprehensive vision for Engineering, Information Systems and
With the new millennium, new opportunities arose and he slowly took
Management with undergraduate and graduate programs, as well
his first administrative steps at Universidad Politécnica as Assistant to
as the first doctoral program in Engineering and Applied
the President for Administrative Affairs. Shortly thereafter, in 2008, he
Sciences, which was a pioneer in the field on the Island. The aim
was positioned as Associate Vice President and, during this time, he
of his work has been to provide Puerto Rico with the best
focused on formulating and implementing policies, as well as overseeing
educational opportunities for youth. He has earned numerous
the various departments across the University. His career reached an
awards for positioning Universidad Politécnica among the
all-time high when he was appointed Vice President and successively
best in such programs as Science, Mathematics,
Executive Vice President of the Institution. Under this mandate, Vázquez
Engineering and Technology. He is married to Mrs. Lourdes
Martínez has managed to expand the horizons of the University. His
Martínez Villamil. They have two sons: Engineer Ernesto
legacy is reflected on the campus, as he implemented a plan for energy
Rafael Vázquez Martínez and Dr. Alejandra Mariola
reduction throughout the premises, which remains active today. He was
Vázquez Martínez. He currently has two grandchildren.
involved in the unification of the image of the University and also countless initiatives that created new departments, funds and businesses that have increased the recognition of the Institution. He
From left to right: Ernesto Vázquez Barquet, President • Engineer Ernesto Vázquez Martínez, Executive Vice President • Dr. Miguel A. Riestra, Vice President of Academic Affairs • Carlos Pérez, Vice President of Enrollment Management & Students Services
currently holds the position of Executive Vice President, focusing on optimizing the administration and finance within the Institution, with more than 15 years of experience and strong business acumen in the private sector. As of today, he is married and has two children.
ourstory We celebrate 50 years of making history and developing the most prepared graduates in the area: • 1964 - Responding to social needs and a lack of academic offerings related to Land Surveying in the San Juan Metropolitan Area, Don Ernesto Vázquez Torres founded Liceo Tecnológico, the institution that helped create Universidad Politécnica and paved the way toward our innovative and upward trajectory. • 1966 - Full of pride, we debuted our first degree in Land Surveying and Mapping in partnership with Universidad Mundial. • 1969 - We celebrated our first 10 graduates from our Land Surveying and Mapping program; nine of whom passed the bar exam on the first attempt. • 1970 - The University’s first Board of Trustees was established for Liceo Tecnológico. • 1973 - The success of the Land Surveying program led President Ernesto Vázquez Torres and Vice President and Dean of Administration Ernesto Vázquez Barquet to create the first-ever Civil Engineering program in San Juan, officially establishing Universidad Politécnica. As of 1974, the Institution already had 334 students enrolled. • 1980 - The University inaugurated a degree in Industrial Engineering, followed by a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1984 and one in Mechanical Engineering in 1988. • 1982 - Due to rapid student-enrollment, we leased more than 30,000 feet of the Edificio Ocasio. Just 14 years after we opened our first program, the Institution went from 334 to 1,000 students and also enjoyed great appeal due to evening and weekend academic offerings. • 1986 - The Clínica Juliá building was purchased to continue expanding our facilities and fulfill expectations for the high demand of existing programs. • 1988 - In order to accommodate students who were interested in Business Administration, we signed an agreement with New Hampshire College, which later paved the way for the University to create its own program in the same area as part of the San Juan campus’ offerings. • 1992 - Continuing its evolution, the Graduate School was established with the creation of a new Business Administration program focused on Engineering Management. • 1995 - After the expansion, we welcomed the New School of Architecture at Universidad Politécnica
(ArqPoli). Thanks to this growth, we presented new academic offerings, including a number of Engineering and Computer Science programs, eight of them currently accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the highest number in all of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. • 1996 - Our Civil Engineering students of the CAPSTONE Design course conducted an academic study that determined the most efficient and eco-friendly way of tunneling through a mountain, allowing the construction of what is known today as the Túneles de Maunabo. • 1997 - We began offering our degrees in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering, a master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and another master’s degree in Environmental Management. The International Association for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) accredited the two latter. • 2001 - With continued progress in mind, a second campus was established outside of the Island, in the city of Miami, which focuses on online offerings at a graduate level (Engineering and MBA). • 2003 - Our third campus was inaugurated in the city of Orlando. • 2009 - Proudly opened the first and only Plasma Laboratory in Puerto Rico and made history. Also, we were the only university in Puerto Rico selected to assist in the development of a landmine detector project for NAVSEA. • 2013 - We opened the only Aerospace Laboratory in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean with a full-motion flight simulator, MOTUS 622i. • 2014 - Responding to social paradigms of the time, we began offering a master’s degree in Education specialized in Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Sciences. Thanks to this and the solidification of our disciplines throughout the years, the non-profit organization Excelencia in Education recognized the University as one of the top 25 educational institutions and #1 in graduate programs for Hispanics in the USA in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). • 2015 - The University celebrated its great strides toward innovation as it was designated as the only National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE / CDE) in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, conferred by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This designation was granted to only 100 universities across the United States. • 2016 - Our latest step toward the future was the approval of the first and only bachelor’s program of Science in Biomedical Engineering in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
ourcampuses The San Juan campus Our main campus is located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, quite close to the Golden Mile area in the Hato Rey district. The main academic disciplines are
Business Administration (five majors). It also harbors a recognized Graduate School, home of the only doctorate degree in Engineering and Applied Sciences on the Island. As of today, it is the largest private Engineering School in Puerto Rico and the only one in San Juan. It is also the largest private Hispanic-serving Engineering School and Architecture School in the United States and its territories.
The Miami campus With a vision of offering the same academic excellence to students living in the United States, Universidad Politécnica established its Miami campus in 2001 to great acclaim. With bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Business Management and master’s degrees in Engineering and Business Administration, offering mostly online courses, Politécnica continues its mission to prepare technology-savvy professionals who successfully compete in today’s business world.
The Orlando campus Shortly after the opening of the Miami campus, and responding to the very high demand, Universidad Politécnica was established in Orlando in 2003. With the working professional always in mind, the Orlando campus also offers a great variety of evening and online courses in order to cater to those who seek academic development, but work full-time during the day. The degrees available are varied, with a blend of in-person and online classes: from bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Civil and Electric Engineering to master’s degrees in Business Administration and Engineering.
ourrecognitions,licensesandaccreditations School of Architecture / National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) • Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) School of Management and Entrepreneurship / International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) School of Engineering, Land Surveying and Geospatial Sciences / Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) - The highest number of programs approved by ABET in all of Puerto Rico.
School of Education / Approved by the Oficina de Certificación de Maestros del Departamento de Educación of Puerto Rico. Other recognitions: • The nonprofit organization Excelencia in Education recognized the University as one of the 25 most important educational institutions and #1 in graduate programs for Hispanics in the United States in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). • Licensed by the Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico (CEPR). • Recognized by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). • The only National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE/CDE) in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean for the second time in a row and one of only 100 in all of the United States and its territories; conferred by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
ourschools School of Architecture • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) • Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) The Universidad Politécnica’s School of Architecture has existed for 20 of the Institution’s 50 years of history. The School’s first dean, Architect Jorge Rigau, began a program to amplify academic opportunities for future architects on the Island. This program eventually became an independent school with a life of its own, said Dean and Architect Carlos Betancourt, who succeeded the School’s second dean, Miguel Rodríguez, in 2010. Betancourt has helped evolve its offering to allow for what he calls the “metamorphosis of the office-bound architect” by integrating programs, experiences and courses that prepare architects to be more useful to society and possessing the skills required to thrive in today’s economy. Innovative programs already deployed and in the works include degrees in Landscape Architecture, Architectural Interior Design, Product Design, Urban Planning, Architectural Engineering and Architectural Conservation, said Betancourt. “Our school is a truly transdisciplinary one. We develop in our graduates the knowledge and skills to serve the current market’s needs,” said Betancourt, whose vision allows for academics and practice to coexist. “We are making a considerable contribution to the country by preparing students to become entrepreneurs and to build wealth,” he said. Betancourt is convinced that the architect’s profession exists to solve complex problems effectively, efficiently, at a reasonable cost and adapted to reality. Universidad Politécnica’s students have multiple opportunities to hone problem-solving skills through engagement in local design and conservation projects. In fact, they have participated in such projects as restoring a ceiling vault at La Fortaleza, refurbishing a community park in Caño Martín Peña’s Enlace program and designing the Leatherback Turtle Research Station in Dorado. “The motto of this School is Professionals in Practice and our purpose is to develop comprehensive professionals ready to tackle all kinds of challenges,” said Betancourt. His ultimate objective is to forge a new generation of capable entrepreneurs who will contribute to the knowledge economy and help get Puerto Rico out of economic stagnation. The School of Architecture has received accolades, including the Charles E. Peterson Prize for its students’ architectural drawings of emblematic structures like Casa Cautiño in Guayama, Casa Antonio Roig in Humacao, and Casa Wiechers-Villalonga in Ponce, and periodically participate in competitions sponsored by the student Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. “All of these are opportunities to showcase the level of excellence of our students,” said Betancourt. From left to right/standing: Architect Diana Rivera Rivera, Associate Dean • Architect Carlos E. Betancourt Llambías, AIA, CAAPPR, Dean of the School of Architecture • Landscape Architect Marisabel Rodríguez Toledo, RLA, Coordinator of the Master’s Program of Landscape Architecture From left to right/seated: Professor Smyrna Maurás Modesti, CODDI, Coordinator of the Interior Design Program • Professor Maribel Rijos Pérez, Auxiliary Dean
From left to right/standing: Virginia Dessús, Ph.D., Director of t Studies • Horacio García, M.E.M., Director of the Department of right/seated: Carmen Lara, Ed.D., Director of the Department of Dean of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education
School of Education
• Approved by the Oficina de Certificación de Mae Educación of Puerto Rico.
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The Universidad Politécnica campus, equipped and computer laboratories that Education stud their future teaching situations, provides th capacity-building. A faculty comprised of veter effective teaching skills in the classroom to p teachers. “Our students, many of them alread high school levels, receive the training and improve the work they do,” she said. Ultimately, V impact on the Island’s overall educational perf have prepared enough teachers to reverse the among our students,” she said. “This is the kin and our country need the most.”
School of Engineering, Land Surveying and Geospa • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) -The highest number of programs approved by ABET in all of Puerto Rico.
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Universidad Politécnica graduates the highest percentage of female engineers on the Isla prestigious ABET organization. The School’s comprehensive offering includes degrees in S programs are unique on the Island, and the Mechanical Engineering program also offers a currently enrolled at Universidad Politécnica will join more than 10,000 graduates serving
The School has always adapted to the changing needs of society and integrates innovative cours “Puerto Rico continues to be a mecca for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, wh This vision leads to a practice-based learning approach that has allowed Universidad Politécni tunnels in the municipality of Maunabo was a challenge presented to the school by the Highw environmental impact and their plan was eventually adapted, designed and turned into a reality. “Th González.
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School of Management and Entrepreneurship • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) The Universidad Politécnica’s School of Management and Entrepreneurship is keen on developing in its students the skills to succeed in a globalized economy. According to the Dean, Dr. Eugenio Longo, the 15-year-old school was born out of the thought that architects and engineers—the University’s largest areas of enrollment—often lack the management skills needed to run a business successfully. The School aims to prepare future professionals in such disciplines as Accounting, Management, Marketing, Finance and Information Systems. “Our graduates are given a fundamental core of Finance and Information Systems, based on the knowledge that those are the basis for much of the way we do business today, from social media to ecommerce,” said Longo. Through its diversified undergraduate, graduate and continued education programs, the School provides industries with customized professionals, ready to function and flourish in today’s economy. Students are exposed to real world experiences through various channels, like requiring students to engage in three-month projects to tackle problems presented by industry professionals. This way, students have been able to work on solutions to such problems as renovating a hotel and consolidating the finances of a growing chain of restaurants, explained Longo. Additionally, students are given the opportunity to participate in the University’s exchange program, which corresponds with higher learning institutions in Colombia, Mexico and Spain. The School, accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and a member of the Latin-American Council of Management Schools (CLADEA, for its Spanish acronym), is recognized for the quality of its faculty members, most of who are working professionals with rich networks in their fields. Such connectivity has led the School of Management and Entrepreneurship to engage in ongoing collaborations and exchanges with the Banking, Medical Tourism, Healthcare, and Telecommunications Industries, to name a few. Additionally, the School has an agreement with the Green Building Council focused on developing knowledge about renewable energy sources and is also the only Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the Island. Looking towards the future, Longo sees the School growing in four mayor areas to further harmonize its Healthcare Management, Environmental Management and Data Management. “In this globalized economy, we see ourselves as part of everything and Management is a versatile field that can serve many purposes,” concluded Longo.
Graduate School • The nonprofit organization Excelencia in Education recognized the university as #1 in graduate programs for Hispanics in the United States in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Dr. Miriam Pabón, Dean of the Graduate School at Universidad Politécnica, has a clear vision for her students: She wants them to become professionals of the world. The Graduate School was founded in 1992 with a master’s degree in Engineering Management, a program Pabón considers “a gem” and continues to have the highest enrollment.
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From left to right/seated: Dr. Martha Dumois González, Director of Graduate Programs • Dr. Miriam Pabón González, Dean of the Graduate School From left to right/standing: Dr. Rafael Nieves Castro, Director of Graduate Programs • Iliciana Cruz Torres, Supervisor of the Office of Graduate Affairs
“Engineering is a highly technical degree, but engineers entering the workforce need managerial skills as well,” said Pabón. “The architects and engineers who enroll in this program graduate having improved such critical managerial skills as communications and leadership.”
From left to right: Dr. Eugenio A. Longo, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Management & Entrepreneurship • Prof. Sonia Mojica, MBA • Engineer José O. Rivera, PE
ch Universidad Politécnica was founded. Since its inception in 1966, the School has been training the Island’s leading engineers Dean, Dr. Carlos González, who has held the post since 2000. “We serve our country by imparting the right knowledge to our rivate and public sector leaders in Engineering are graduates of our school.”
and and has become the largest private Hispanic Engineering School in the United States and its territories, accredited by the Science in Civil, Industrial, Electric, Computer, Mechanical, Chemical, Environmental and Biomedical Engineering. The latter two minor in Aerospace. “No other university in Puerto Rico has such a complete offering,” he said. The 3,800 engineering students across several fields of Engineering, many of them in Puerto Rico.
ses to its curriculum. Such is the case with the degree in Science in Biomedical Engineering, in which 120 students are currently enrolled. hich we collaborate with to ensure our capacity to train students and retrain working engineers to serve industry needs,” said González. ica’s students to develop numerous projects that have been adopted for “real-world” applications. For example, the development of the ways Authority in the 90’s to fix traffic problems on PR-53. Student research concluded that tunnels allowed for the lowest possible he efficacy of this approach is in the quality of graduates, who supply about 50% of the demand for engineering jobs on the Island,” concluded
uzado, Director of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Land Surveying • Dr. Othoniel Rodríguez, Director of the Department of Electrical and Computer ial Sciences • Prof. Elba Herrera, Director of the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering • Dr. Cuauhtemoc Godoy, Associate Dean and Director of the Department nd Computer Science • Prof. José Pertierra, Associate Director of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace • Dr. Carlos Alvarado, Coordinator of the Biomedical rveying (absent)
The Graduate School has grown by leaps and bounds and expanded its offering in accordance to the needs of its students and the labor market’s conditions. It now offers 16 different programs that include two professional certificates, 13 master’s degrees and one doctorate degree. Students enrolled in any of the programs have the advantage of being able to take all of their courses on campus or online, which has led to the expansion of the School’s reach beyond Puerto Rico and into the United States and other Caribbean countries. “We have students as far away as California and Minnesota,” said Pabón. Such flexibility comes from a culture of service toward its students that permeates throughout the School. “Our offering is diverse, which has helped increase our enrollment, but it is also adapted to our students’ needs,” said Pabón, adding that Universidad Politécnica’s students are given such alternatives as nighttime, weekend and online schedules, without sacrificing the quality of the education they receive. “Our students are, for the most part, working professionals, and they have no time to waste. This is why our team is focused on providing them with VIP treatment through the use of technology to help simplify processes,” she added. Additionally, the Universidad Politécnica’s Graduate School has built a network of allied universities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to collaborate with in order to provide academic development opportunities to both students and faculty. Through agreements with schools in Dominican Republic, Panama, Colombia and Honduras, students and professors have an array of choices for exchange with other cultures and ways of learning. Dr. Pabón looks to the future with excitement and anticipation for the Graduate School’s programs to continue to evolve, adapt and prepare professionals to not only embrace change, but also make it happen.
ourleadershipteam We are grateful for our team of more than 535 employees who have given their all every day to ensure the success of our Institution over the past 50 years.
ourlaboratories Over the years, we have built the most advanced laboratories in Puerto Rico, so that our students can put into practice the knowledge acquired throughout their studies:
Plasma Laboratory • The only one in all of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. NASA, other universities and companies continuously use the laboratory.
Mechanical Engineering Laboratories • Multiple areas of practice for the students, including a wind tunnel that allows them to determine the forces acting on a model to improve it, helicopter turbine nozzles and station, and the only one with an Aerospace laboratory with a full-motion flight simulator - MOTUS 622i - in all of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
Architectural Conservation Laboratory • The only one of its kind on the Island. Dedicated to the study, research and documentation of concrete in Puerto Rico in the first half of the 20th century.
With more than 40 additional laboratories: • Chemical Engineering Laboratories • Computer Science Laboratories • Manufacturing, Construction and Materials Laboratories • Electrical Engineering Laboratories • Industrial Engineering Laboratories • Land Surveying and Mapping Laboratory • City Lab • Urbanism and Housing • Cyber Digital Forensics Investigation Laboratory (CDFIL)
ourprojects As part of our curriculum, we provide CAPSTONE design projects, a final work where students have to apply what they have learned throughout their studies to create something that contributes to the community. The students annually generate about 150 different CAPSTONE design projects, most of them being successfully applied in a real-life scenario around the Island. • Maunabo Tunnels Designed to protect the ecological environment connecting the municipalities of Yabucoa and Maunabo. • Nano satellite A satellite built to study climate changes in the area. • Rocket Güanin I USLI The first high-power university-level rocket successfully launched that incorporates advanced navigation systems and atmospheric data collection. • The crossing to the Virgencita Designed for traffic control and flood prevention. • Megastore project (Chain Store) Designed for energy conservation in the stores. • NAVSEA Students worked with the design of landmine detectors for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). • Formula 1 Car The first full power electric Formula 1 car built by university students in the Caribbean. • Concrete Canoe Students designed a unique canoe forged with insulated floatable concrete.
ourfuture • The internationalization of our university with more alliances and international agreements that benefit the academic and professional growth of our students. A search for innovation in key areas such as Health, starting with our new bachelor’s program of Science in Biomedical Engineering. • A transition to more accessible education with the majority of our programs offering 100% online classes and also opportunities for high school students to take university courses and start their path toward higher education with our Programa Especial de Escuela Superior. From left to right: Architect Carlos E. Betancourt Llambías, AIA, CAAPPR, Dean of the School of Architecture • Dr. Miriam Pabón González, Dean of the Graduate School • Dr. Eugenio A. Longo, Dean of the School of Management and Entrepreneurship • Engineer Ernesto Vázquez Martínez, Executive Vice President • Ernesto Vázquez Barquet, President • Catalina Vicéns Salas, Ph.D., Dean of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education • Dr. Miguel A. Riestra, Vice President of Academic Affairs • Dr. Carlos González, Dean of the School of Engineering, Land Surveying and Geospatial Sciences • Carlos Pérez, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Students Services
Our leaders will guide us into new horizons and new opportunities; the future brings so much more for everyone...
• A transformation of our campus with modern student residences and continuous evolution to a highly eco-friendly campus. Half a century of educating with innovative academic programs, world-class faculty and cutting-edge technology…but our vision of progress will never cease. If you want to be part of our future, we developed the Fondo de Desarrollo y Becas, a fund focused on providing future professionals partial scholarships, resources and tools to develop their career and make a difference, which will result in great achievements in the future of our students and all of Puerto Rico.
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• Mechanical Engineering (specialization in Aerospace) • Education in Natural Sciences and Mathematics
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