Ana G. Méndez University

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Universidad Ana G. Méndez
Universidad Ana G. Mendez (UAGM)
Latin: Universitas Anagmendezdina
Former names
Puerto Rico High School of Commerce
MottoStudium ral lux (Latin)
Motto in English
Light of enlightenment
TypePrivate university
Endowment$ 386.9 million (FY 2016 est.)
PresidentJosé F. Méndez González
ColoursOrange Velvet

The Ana G. Méndez University (UAGM) is a private university with its main campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

It integrates the following campuses:[citation needed]

  • Universidad Ana G. Méndez Recinto Online
  • Universidad Acelerador de Tecnologías
  • Universidad Recinto de Cupey (f/k/a UMET)
  • Universidad Recinto de Gurabo (f/k/a UT)
  • Universidad Recinto de Carolina (f/k/a UNE)
  • Universidad Broadcasting Corporation (WMTJ)
  • Universidad Capital Area College in Maryland
  • Universidad Dallas Area College in Texas
  • Universidad Metro Orlando College
  • Universidad South Florida College
  • Universidad Tampa Bay College

Universidad Ana G. Méndez[edit]

On January 2, 2019 the institution announced that the Universidad Metropolitana, Universidad del Turabo and Universidad del Este would cease to exist as independent entities of each other and would join to become Ana G. Mendez University.[1]


The university offers athletic scholarships to outstanding freshman athletes with strong academic potential in swimming, basketball, volleyball, cross country, and others. It has participated in the Puerto Rico Inter-university Athletics League (LAI) (Spanish: Liga Atlética Interuniversitaria de Puerto Rico) since 1975.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Alfredo Alejandro Carrión - Puerto Rican politician and the current mayor of Juncos, PR. Completed a bachelor's degree in business administration at UT.
  • Narden Jaime Espinosa - Puerto Rican politician affiliated with the Popular Democratic Party (PPD). Completed a bachelor's degree in business management, with a major in marketing, from UT.
  • José Luis Caldero - Superintendent of the Puerto Rico police, completed a master's degree in public affairs at UT.
  • Eduardo E. Cintrón Suarez - Puerto Rican politician and the current mayor of Guayama, completed a master's degree in business administration at UT.
  • Luis Vargas Velásquez - artistic gymnast who participated in '04 Summer Olympics, completed a master's degree in health promotion at UT.
  • Pedro Rosselló - Physician and politician who served as the seventh Governor of Puerto Rico from 1993 to 2001. He was president of the New Progressive Party from 1991 to 1999 and 2003 to 2008, and served as senator for the District of Arecibo from 2005 to 2008. At UT, Rosselló completed his doctorate in education, with a specialization in educational leadership.


  1. ^ "La UMET, la UNE y la Universidad del Turabo cambian de nombre". El Nuevo Dia (in Spanish). San Juan, Puerto Rico: GFR Media. January 2, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2019.

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