Message from President José F. Méndez Méndez | Ana G. Mendez University

Message from President José F. Méndez Méndez

As President, I aspire to maintain the Ana G. Mendez University as a leading higher education institution.v

We live in a rapidly growing and diversified society. Technological advancements have encouraged us to keep reviewing our operation, academic offerings and the demands of a market that evolves in unexpected ways every day.

As President, I aspire to maintain the Ana G. Mendez University as a leading higher education institution. We strive to continue developing and expanding our international agreements and making our academic offerings more attractive.

Along the way, there will always be great challenges. Guided by our strategic plan, there will be no limitations that we cannot be overcome.

We have demonstrated this for more than six decades and now we are on track to successfully implement all our future plans.

Education is an indispensable tool for the development of a country. An educated people will always have better options to make their lives better and will provide the necessary security to promote change and transformation.

I invite you to visit our institutions, reinvent your professional experience and dare to be part of the generation that will transform our country and the world.


Biography

Mr. José F. Méndez Méndez is a proactive and respected leader for being a person committed to the Ana G. Mendez University (AGMU), where he has worked for more than three decades. He began in 1984 as executive assistant to the general manager of the then Canal 40, today Sistema TV- Canal Universitario Ana G. Mendez. He was also an associate director of programming, director of programming, director of administration, as well as vice president and general manager. In the channel he worked for 14 years, seven of these, in charge of the general management, where he made large contributions.

Since 2002 he has excelled in the Office of the President, holding the positions of associate vice president of corporate and international affairs, interim vice president of administrative affairs, executive vice president and interim president. During that period in the Office of the President, he demonstrated his unwavering commitment to the institution, which today is evident in the development and impact that the UAGM locations in Puerto Rico and the United States have had. At an academic level, Mr. Méndez Méndez has a bachelor's and a master's degree in Business Administration, and is currently in the final stage of his doctoral degree in Management from the Universidad Ana G. Mendez Recinto de Gurabo.

Since his appointment as president of the UAGM in 2016, Mendez Mendez has aimed to promote a culture of continuous innovation from the administrative, academic and student dimensions. Similarly, it has been proposed to strengthen international projection, the focus on technology and research. As part of his commitment to community outreach initiatives, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ricky Martin Foundation and of the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico.

He is married to Dr. Eileen Rodríguez and has four children: José Francisco (Jofran), José Fernando, Vicente and Fabiola.