Cecilia María Vélez White

Cecilia María Vélez White
  • President
    Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano

Master's in Economics and specialized in planning. Economist. 1990-94, Director, Territorial Development Unit, National Planning Department; involved in the law development process regarding decentralization and transfer of responsibilities to territorial entities in the social sector, particularly concerning health and education. 1998-2002, Secretary of Education, Bogot+í district; managed to organize the district's educational system, increase coverage of basic education, promote schools in concession, establish the library network and transform the concept of quality in view of its continued improvement. 2002-10, Minister of Education of Colombia, making the transformation of the education system a point of reference. Since 2011, President, Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Colombia. Consultant in institutional development. Visiting Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education.