Rector Aldo Valle: The Council of Rectors corresponds to be in the first row of the reform of higher education

The rector Valle, of the University of Valparaíso, will head the new executive committee of the Council of Rectors, also made up of the rectors of the U. Católica del Maule, U. de Chile, U. de Concepción, U. de Playa Ancha, U Federico Santa María and U. de La Frontera.

The rector Juan Manuel Zolezzi was recognized by his peers for the work he did during his tenure, between November 2011 and March 2015. 


The rector of the University of Valparaíso, Aldo Valle, took office today as the new executive vice president of the Council of Rectors (Cruch) for a period of two years, in a handover ceremony held during the monthly session of the organization, held at the Pontifical Catholic University From Chile.


At the ceremony, in which the Head of the Division of Higher Education (Divesup) of the Mineduc, Fracisco Martínez, was present, a "Certificate of delivery and reception of the position of Executive Vice President" was signed, in which it is established that "the Dr. Juan Manuel Zolezzi, rector of the University of Santiago de Chile, formally hands over the position of Executive Vice President of the Council of Rectors of Chilean Universities to the Rector of the University of Valparaíso Mr. Aldo Valle Acevedo, who assumes the position from today March 26, 2015, as well as the other elected authorities of this Council ”.


On the occasion, Rector Valle pointed out that “this year we have a great challenge, because the Council of Rectors is responsible for its history, for its mission, and for the fruitful relationship it has had with Chilean society for more than 60 years, to be in the front row of the reform of higher education ”. 


The rector Valle underlined the commitment that Cruch has to contribute to higher education in Chile reaching better levels of quality and “correcting what unfortunately we have not done well, because many young people and many families expect from higher education an opportunity that effectively allow people and the country as a whole to achieve greater development, more equity, more integration and social cohesion, because a modern society is characterized mainly because it governs higher principles of equity and equal opportunities. 


 New Executive Committee 


The new executive committee of the Council will have seven members and will be headed by the executive vice president, rector Aldo Valle and, as alternate vice president, the rector of the U. Católica del Maule, Diego Durán. The committee will also be made up of the presidents of the Consortium of State Universities (CUECh), rector of the University of Chile, Ennio Vivaldi; from the G9 Network, rector of the University of Concepción, Sergio Lavanchy; and the Association of Regional Universities (AUR), rector of the U. de Playa Ancha, Patricio Sanhueza. In addition, two rectors are added to the executive committee: from the Federico Santa María Technical University, Darcy Fuenzalida, and from the University of La Frontera, Sergio Bravo.


Recognition to rector Zolezzi


At the handover ceremony, the rectors highlighted the work of the outgoing vice president, Juan Manuel Zolezzi, pointing out that significant ideas for Cruch were consolidated during his tenure and that the universities were very well represented on the public stage. It should be remembered that during its period -between November 2011 and March 2015-, the Ranking of Notes was incorporated as a new selection factor, the Single Admission System was created and the recommendations of the Pearson Report began to be implemented to improve the PSU , among other relevant milestones.