UB President Assumes Leadership of the Council of Central American Universities - CSUCA Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:00

Belmopan, University of Belize.

President Clement Sankat of the University of Belize has assumed the Vice Presidency of Consejo Superior Universitario Centroamericano (CSUCA - Central American Higher Education Council in English) for this academic year (July, 2017 - June, 2018) and will thereafter be President of the 69 year old organization, for the following academic year (2018-2019). The University of Belize under the leadership of its President, Professor Clement Sankat, has been asked by the Secretary General of CSUCA Dr. Alfonso Fuentes Soria to assume these leadership positions of the consortium based in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

CSUCA is the Council of Higher Education Institutions in Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. President Sankat will chair his first meeting on September 7-8, 2017 in Managua, Nicaragua.

Dr. Alfonso Fuentes Soria recently visited the University of Belize and met with President Sankat to apprise him on his new role in CSUCA. Together they paid a courtesy visit to the Prime Minister of Belize, the Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow.

It is expected that Professor Emeritus Clement Sankat will provide leadership for the cause of this organization as it relates to quality, standards and mobility in higher education in Central America. His objectives also include the development of strong sporting and cultural relationships among the institutions and the exchange of staff, students, library information and joint academic programmes. There is much expectation also that the University of Belize could become a hub for students from Central America who may wish to have an English language education experience.