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Bath DBA student elected as Rector of the Universidad del Rosario

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Jose Restrepo

Jose Restrepo, a student on our DBA in Higher Education Management programme, has been elected as Rector of the Universidad del Rosario in Colombia.

Founded in 1653, the University is one of the most well established in Latin America; with more than 13,000 students, over 100 academic programmes and a strong emphasis on linking teaching with research.

After a six month election process, Jose was voted to the role of Rector by a majority of 18 of the 20 electors; 15 of whom are high-achieving students of the University. Jose will retain the position of Rector from 2014 to 2018 with the President of Colombia receiving his acceptance to the position in October 2014.

Jose Resrepo commented:
"The DBA programme has been an extraordinary and unique experience to improve my knowledge and practical expertise in order to lead flagship universities. My time as Rector of Universidad del Rosario will provide a great opportunity to use the knowledge gained from the DBA to build excellence in the higher education system in Colombia."

Previously, Jose was a member of the Ministry of Education National Council on Quality Assurance, President of Universidad Empresarial de la Camara de Comercio de Bogota and President and Dean of CESA School of Business.

Notes to Editors

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Higher Education Management is one of the only degrees of its kind. Attracting mid and senior level HE professionals from all over the world, it explores the issues facing higher education globally. Taken together, our students represent the largest international group of leading research managers in the higher education field.

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General Notes For Editors:

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.