Higher education leadership alum named president of Dominican Association of Universities

Contact: Chris Hybels

Dr. Wady Ramírez

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A Western Michigan University alum will be sworn in on Wednesday, Dec. 6 as president of the Dominican Association of Universities. Dr. Wady Ramírez, a graduate of the College of Education and Human Development's higher education leadership program, will serve for a three-year period to develop and promote higher education in the Dominican Republic. 

The Dominican Association of Universities brings together 35 universities in the country to contribute to the improvement of higher education services. The association hopes the collaboration guarantees high quality standards both nationally and internationally for its member universities.

"Dominican universities will be working tirelessly in the discussion of public policies related to education, research, innovation and sustainable development," says Ramírez.

With the new appointment, Ramírez will continue serving as the president of the Universidad Eugenio María de Hostos, a position he has held since 2016. Located in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic's capital city, the university offers programs in various fields such as medicine, law and computational systems.

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