Leonardo Lomelí was appointed as rector of UNAM for the period 2023-2027 (Cuartoscuro)
The Governing Board of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) announced that Leonardo Lomelí Vanegas will be the new head of the Rectorate of the Maximum House of Studies for the period 2023-2027.
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After days of analysis, because the interviews with the participants concluded on November 3, the university authorities held a press conference where they reported that said academic will have the future of the community in his hands.
“The UNAM Governing Board appointed the economist Leonardo Lomelí Vanegas as rector of the National Autonomous University of Mexico for the period 2023-2027,” could be read in the publication issued by the institution.
The new rector of UNAM (X/@UNAM_MX)
With the new designation, UNAM leaves behind the hegemony that the Medicine group had had to command the activities of the university, since since 1999 the holders of the Rectorate had been emanated from said faculty.
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Dr. Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramírez headed the National University from 1999 to 2007. He was followed by Dr. José Narro Robles, who was in office until 2015, the year in which Enrique Graue Wiechers joined.
On August 21, the UNAM Governing Board issued the call for the appointment of the new person who would assume the Rectorate of the highest house of studies.
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Among the requirements that had to be met were:
Be Mexican by birth. Be over 35 years old, but under 70 during the selection process. Possess a student degree higher than a high school diploma. Have at least 10 years of teaching or research service in the community. Be a distinguished person in some specialty: “Having distinguished himself in his specialty through the publication or execution of recognized merit and enjoying general esteem as an honorable and prudent person.”The economist is the new rector of UNAM (Cuartoscuro)
The current secretary general of UNAM has a degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics, in addition to having a master’s degree and doctorate in History from the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters. Since 1994 he has worked as a university professor; In 1997 he became interim subject teacher and in 2001 he was promoted to full B subject teacher and a year later he became a full-time teacher.
Her academic career includes her time at the Faculty of Economics, as well as a member of the College of History of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, including as a doctor in Environmental and Natural Resources Economics.
Furthermore, since 2014 he was appointed as the general secretary of the highest house of studies, a position that he continued to hold until the day he was appointed as the new rector.
According to the profile released by the Governing Board, the academic has directed 42 bachelor’s theses in Economics, five in History, as well as a doctoral thesis in History and participated in seven doctoral tutorial committees in Law.