Francisco Marmolejo


Francisco Marmolejo serves Executive Director of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC), a network of more than 130 colleges and universities primarily from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. CONAHEC is headquartered at the University of Arizona, where Francisco also serves as Assistant Vice President for Western Hemispheric Programs. Previously, he was an American Council on Education Fellow on higher education leadership development at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His past positions include vice president for administration and academic vice president at the Universidad de las Américas in Mexico. At the University of Arizona, he’s an Affiliated Researcher at the Center for the Study of Higher Education and Affiliate Faculty at the Center for Latin American Studies. He has taught at several universities and has published extensively on administration and internationalization. Marmolejo has consulted for universities and governments in different parts of the world, and has been part of OECD and World Bank peer review teams conducting evaluations of higher education in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Currently, he serves on advisory boards at a variety of universities, and professional organizations, including the Mexican Association for International Education (AMPEI) in which he serves as president of the External Advisory Board, and the American Council on Education in which he serves as member of its Commission on International Initiative. During the 2005-2006 academic year, while on sabbatical leave, he collaborated as an international consultant at the Organisation for Economic and Co-operation Development (OECD), Programme on Institutional Management of Higher Education (IMHE), based in Paris.  Marmolejo holds a M.A. in Organizational Administration from the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, received professional training at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University, and has conducted doctoral work at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.


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