Francisco Marmolejo, Executive Director, CONAHEC


Francisco Marmolejo serves as executive director of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC), a network of more than 140 colleges and universities from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, headquartered at the University of Arizona, and Assistant Vice President for Western Hemisphere Programs. Previously, Marmolejo 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.

He has taught at several universities and has published extensively on administration and internationalization. Marmolejo consults for Latin American universities and governments, 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, the American Council on Education in which he serves as member of its Commission on International Initiatives, and NAFSA in which he serves as the state of Arizona's representative. During the 2005-2006 academic year, while on sabbatical leave, he collaborated as an international consultant in the OECD Programme on Institutional Management of Higher Education (IMHE). Marmolejo holds a MA in Organizational Administration from the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, and has conducted doctoral work at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.


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