AUPRICA Board of Directors

Dr. Manuel Murillo Sandí
Universidad San Jose, Costa Rica

Dr. Fidel Reyes Lee
Rural University of Guatemala

Dra . Olga Montero Ceciliano
Universidad San Isidro Labrador

Dra . Helia Plasencia Betancourt
Universidad San Judas Tadeo

The organization recognizes and supports the autonomy of each university and stimulates quality processes, self-study, accreditation of academic programs at the institutional level, including academic curricula, and the central focus is promoting the common values regarding the work of universities at the regional level. The strategic plan recognizes the process of maturity and positioning member universities of AUPRICA,  which aims to outline a positioning differentially in the new regional and global stage, which demands greater innovation, creativity and leadership, enabling the organization to strengthen partnerships that make it possible to raise quantitatively and qualitatively work.

AUPRICA objectives for the benefit of each and every one of the members of the Association.

Conventions, treaties, and inter-university agreements by members regarding the transfer of knowledge, education, and culture provide the opportunity for improvement of qualitative and quantitative infrastructure and logistics services. The quality of student training and human capital, improvement processes, and technology are the essential elements to achieve an innovative proposal in the training of students, which consequently must respond to the development needs of each individual country.

In this regard, the members of the Association Universities must advance the design and implementation of policies and strategies that facilitate the development of the three pillars of higher education, teaching, research and university extension, which are strengthened by teacher and student mobility, sharing product knowledge, research, and college experience in each of the countries. With this particular form of intercollegiate exchange of educational experiences, AUPRICA contributes to strengthening the integration in Central America.

This strategic plan is part of a positive environment appropriate for the continuous improvement needs to achieve the continuous strengthening of competitive universities, which must be at the center of politics, and economic and social development of the region.