Juan Carlos Romero Hicks

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Juan Carlos Romero Hicks

Juan Carlos Romero Hicks (Guanajuato, Guanajuato; December 10, 1955) is a Mexican politician and elected official, member of the National Action Party (PAN), and a Federal Senator since August 29, 2012. He was the Director General of the Mexican National Science and Technology Council (CONACyT) from 2006 to 2011. He served as Governor of Guanajuato from 2000 to 2006. From 1991 to 1999 he served as Chancellor of the University of Guanajuato.

Education and Academia[edit]

Romero holds a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Guanajuato and two master's degrees from Southern Oregon University in Business Administration and Social Sciences. Most of his early professional life was dedicated to academia as a Professor in the University of Guanajuato of which he became a Chancellor from 1991 to 1999 under Governor Carlos Medina Plascencia.

In May 21, 1994, during his term as Chancellor the University of Guanajuato became autonomous. He also participated in an important number of academic organisms and institutions including the Presidency of the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education and the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration.

Political career[edit]

He joined the National Action Party in 1999 and in 2000 he became Governor of his native State Guanajuato.

On December 7, 2006 he was appointed by President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa Director General for the Mexican National Science and Technology Council where he served until March, 2011.

Currently he is a Federal Senator for the LXII and LXIII legislative periods where he is President of de Education Commission, Secretary of the Science and Technology Commission and the North American Foreign Affairs Commission, and member of the Foreign Affairs Commission.

Mexico's major Constitutional Reform on Education was passed under his Presidency of the Senate Education Commission in December 2011. He has also been an advocate on behalf of migrants and their humanitarian assistance.

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Preceded by
Ramón Martín Huerta
Governor of Guanajuato
2000—2006
Succeeded by
Juan Manuel Oliva Ramírez