RCI NATIONAL COORDINATION

RCI EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT

Name: Sandra Guarín-Tarquino
Position: Directora de Relaciones Internacionales
Institution: Universidad Antonio Nariño

Education: Internationalist and Specialist in European Studies from the Universidad del Rosario, and Master in Management and Development Practice from the Universidad de los Andes. She has studies in sustainable development cooperation project management at the Complutense University of Madrid and training in access mechanisms to research and development programs of the European Union in Brussels. She has more than fifteen years of experience in managing the comprehensive internationalization of higher education, as well as in the formulation and implementation of academic, scientific, social development and international mobility projects.

Name: María Alejandra Ferreira Arenas
Position: Secretaria Ejecutiva de la Red Colombiana para la Internacionalización de la Educación Superior – RCI.
Institution: Red adscrita a la Asociación Colombiana de Universidades – ASCUN.

Education: Graduate in English and French as Foreign Languages from the University of Pamplona, Specialist in Human Management and student of Business Administration from the Autonomous University of Bucaramanga. She has carried out complementary studies in Internationalization of Higher Education, Entrepreneurship and Interculturality with the Colombian Association of Universities ASCUN, the Inter-American University Organization OUI, the College of the Americas COLAM, ESCP Europe Business School, North Carolina State University and CETYS University.

RCI NATIONAL COMMITTEE

West Node Coordinators

Email: nodo.occidente@rcicolombia.org

Name:
Jorge Vélez Muñoz

Position:
Director of Internationalization

Institution:
CEIPA Business School

Education: Industrial Engineer from the National University of Colombia and Master in International Strategic Marketing from the University of Glasgow (UK). Teacher, researcher and business consultant.

Name:
Albeiro Monsalve Marín

Position:
Head of International Relations and Languages

Institution:
Universidad Católica de Oriente

Education: Master of Education, with a TESOL from the University of Chicago, certificate in diplomacy and public relations from the United Nations, volunteer for the UNICEF program, teacher and researcher of foreign languages.

Name:
Tatiana Giraldo Valencia

Position:
Head of the Interinstitutional Relations Office

Institution:
Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Medellín Campus

Education: Business Administrator from the San Buenaventura University – Cali and Master in Decentralized International Cooperation: Peace and Development from the University of the Basque Country (Spain).

Bogotá Node Coordinators
Email: nodo.bogota@rcicolombia.org

Name: Sandra Guarín-Tarquino
Position: Directora de Relaciones Internacionales
Institution: Universidad Antonio Nariño

Education: Internationalist and Specialist in European Studies from the Universidad del Rosario, and Master in Management and Development Practice from the Universidad de los Andes. She has studies in sustainable development cooperation project management at the Complutense University of Madrid and training in access mechanisms to research and development programs of the European Union in Brussels. She has more than fifteen years of experience in managing the comprehensive internationalization of higher education, as well as in the formulation and implementation of academic, scientific, social development and international mobility projects.

Name: Camilo Forero
Position: Director of the Global Initiatives Department
Institution: Fundación Universitaria Juan N Corpas

Education: He studied International Relations and Diplomacy from Seton Hall University, graduating in 2006. In 2013, he graduated from Princeton University with his Master of Public Policy. He has extensive international experience, having volunteered with the Peace Corps in Guinea and worked with NGOs and international organizations in Latin America, the United States and Africa.

South West Node Coordinators
Email: nodo.suroccidente@rcicolombia.org

Name:
Olga Lucia Saavedra Villegas

Position:
Director of Interinstitutional Relations

Institution:
Universidad de San Buenaventura Cali

Education: Master of Business Administration, Strategic Marketing Specialist and Business Administrator.

Nombre completo:
Fanny Yescenia Perea Ñuste

Cargo que desempeña:
Jefe de Relaciones Interinstitucionales

Institución:
Institución Universitaria Antonio José Camacho

Estudios formales realizados: Tecnóloga en Sistemas de Información. Universidad del Valle, 1999; Ingeniería en Sistemas, Universidad Antonio Nariño, 2004; Especialista en Gerencia Educativa, Universidad del Tolima, 2007; Magíster en Administración de Negocios, Universidad ICESI, 2013.

Central-East Node Coordinators
Email: nodo.centro-oriente@rcicolombia.org

Name:
Claudia Milena Diaz Ulloa

Position:
Directora Relaciones Internacionales

Institution:
Universidad Pedagogica y Tecnologica de Colombia  – UPTC

Education: Lawyer and Master in Private Law from the Santo Tomás University, Master in International Business Law from the Complutense University of Madrid

Name: 
Viviana Casallas Roa

Position:
Head of Interinstitutional Relations and International Cooperation.

Institution:
Fundación Universitaria Internacional del Trópico Americano – Unitrópico

Education: Professional in International Relations with an MBA in Finance.

South Node Coordinators
Email: nodo.tolimagrande@rcicolombia.org

Name:
Joanna Mitchell

Position:
Jefe Oficina de Relaciones Nacionales e Internacionales

Institution:
Universidad Surcolombiana

Education: BA Hons Industrial Design y Master of Design MDes – Sheffield Hallam University – United Kindom, Master in Innovation for Brand Communication – Barcelona School of Design and International University of Valencia – Spain.

Name:
Diego Armando Lomelin Dussan

Position:
Director Office of Interinstitutional and International Relations

Institución:
Corporación Universitaria del Huila CORHUILA

Education: Master’s degree at the Universidad del Rey Juan Carlos, Master in Business Administration from CEUPE-European Postgraduate Center, Specialist in Financial Management from Universidad La Gran Colombia and Industrial Engineer from Universidad de Los Andes.

East Node Coordinators
Email: nodo.oriente@rcicolombia.org

Name:
Carlos Enrique Vecino Arenas

Position:
Director of External Relations

Institution:
Universidad Industrial de Santander – UIS

Education: Master of Science, University of Illinois, Ph.D in Management, HEC Montreal – Université de Montréal

Name:
Nelson Emilio García Torres

Position:
Director Office of Interinstitutional and International Relations

Institution:
Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander

Education: Professional in Finance and Foreign Trade, Specialist in World Economy, Master in International Trade and MBA in Project Formulation.

Eje Cafetero Node Coordinators
Email: nodo.ejecafetero@rcicolombia.org

Name:
Fabiano Numpaque Joya

Position:
Director Office of International and Institutional Relations

Institution:
Universidad del Tolima

Education: B.S. e-Business Management-Bellevue University, M.S. Information Management Social Media and Digital Products on the Internet-University of Extremadura

Name:
Sebastian Valencia Palacio

Name:
Director Office of International and Institutional Relations

Institution:
Universidad La Gran Colombia, Armenia Campus

Education: Bachelor of Modern Languages, D.A.E.F.L.E, Master of Organization Management (ongoing)

Caribbean Node Coordinators
Email: nodo.caribe@rcicolombia.org

Name:
Vanessa Henríquez López

Position:
Director of National and International Relations

Institution:
Corporación Universitaria Rafael Nuñez

Education: Bachelors degree in International Studies ( University of Miami) y Educational Management Specialist ( University of San Buenaventura)

Name:
Tania Lafont

Position:
Directora de Relaciones Internacionales

Institution:
Corporación Politécnico de la Costa Atlántica

Orinoquía Node Coordinators
Email: nodo.orinoquia@rcicolombia.org

Name:
María Claudia Casasfranco Medellín

Position:
Director of International Relations

Institution: Universidad de Los Llanos

Name:
Viviana Dlaikan

Position:
Director of International Relations, Villavicencio Campus

Institution: Universidad Santo Tomás

Education: Professional in Foreign Trade and MBA in Business Administration and Management, with extensive professional experience in cooperation and international humanitarian assistance, public relations and coordination of programs for the improvement of languages.