List of University of Valle people

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University of Valle

This is a list of people associated with the University of Valle, Colombia. This list includes nationally or internationally notable alumni, current or previous faculty and staff members, and its former rectors. The University of Valle is a public, departmental, coeducational, research university based primarily in the city of Cali, Valle del Cauca. It is the largest higher education institution by student population in the southwest of the country, and the third in Colombia, with more than 30,320 students.[1][2] Each year, about 2,300 undergraduate[3] and 600 postgraduate[4] students finish their studies.

Alumni[edit]

Faculty of Administration Sciences[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Claudia Arbelaez Alzate 2004 Industrial Engineer and Master in Business Administration; Human Resources Manager at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Colombia [5]
Alberto José Carvajal Lourido 1967 Master in Industrial Administration; former Director of Proexport, president of Grupo Carvajal (-2001); former President of the Colombian Institute of Administration; former regional president of the National Association of Industrials; honorary member of the Board of Directors of Grupo Carvajal and the board of the Carvajal Foundation [5][6]
Esther América Paz Montoya 1979 Business administrator; former president (2001-2007); vice-president for operations; vice-president for Finances and Credit of the Banco AV Villas; member of the board of directors of the Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores [5][7][8]
Eliécer Bocanegra Romero 1992 Master in Business Administration; Vice-president for Manufacturing at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Colombia [5]
Alfredo Carvajal Sinisterra 1968 Master in Industrial Administration; former member of the boards of directors of the National Agency for Hydrocarbons, the Business Committee of Valle del Cauca, and the Colombian Petroleum Company (Ecopetrol); served as High Commissioner for Peace, member of the City council and Mayor of Cali, Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Administration of the Georgia Institute of Technology; president of Grupo Carvajal (2001-2008) [5][9][10][11]
Sabas Pretelt de la Vega 1971 Master in Business Administration; former President of the National Federation of Traders (Fenalco), Ministry of the Interior and Justice and ambassador of Colombia in Italy [12][13]

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Sandra Milena Gualtero Bolaños 2000 [5]
Jesús Hernán Montoya Calle 1977 [5]
Jaime Dario Colmenares Corzo 1996 [5]
Guillermo Viecco González 1972 [5]
Batutin Altman Kaliser 1970 [5]
Eduardo Sánchez Mejía 1975 [5]
Juan Manuel Gers Ospina 1975 [5]
Héctor Collazos Peñaloza [5]
Antonio Navarro Wolff 1972 Politician; former leader of the M-19 guerrilla; former member of the senate; former presidential candidate; current governor of the Nariño Department [5][5][14][15]

Faculty of Health[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Luis Gabriel Cuervo Amore 1994 [5]
Saúl Balagura 1964 Artist and poet [16]
Anna Fernanda Falabella Botero Dermatologist; voluntary Associate Professor at the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery of the University of Miami [5][17]
Nubia Muñoz Calero 1964 Medical researcher; worked in the discovery of human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer [18][19][20][21]
Jaime Eduardo Calonje Daly [5]
José Gilberto Montoya González Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine of Stanford University [5]
María del Pilar Bernal Guzmán [5]
Flavio Enrique Santander Lora [5]
Pilar Bernal De Pheils Clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing [22]
Helena Espinosa de Restrepo [5]
Héctor Fabio Cruz Rivera [5]
Lucy Muñoz de Rodríguez [5]
Dilian Francisca Toro Senator of Colombia [23]
Rodrigo Guerrero Velasco Mayor of Cali [5]
Fernando Gómez Villafañe [5]

Faculty of Humanities[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Óscar Almario García 1985 [5]
Gustavo Álvarez Gardeazábal 1970 Writer and politician; former governor of the Valle del Cauca Department [5][24][25]
Beatriz Amalia Patiño Millán 1974 [5]
Harold Alvarado Tenorio [5]
Doris Eder De Zambrano 1970 [5]

Faculty of Integrated Arts[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Andrés Caicedo DNF Writer; his work is considered some of the most original of Colombian literature; known for novel ¡Que viva la música! [26]
Alba Lucía Potes Cortés 1980 Music composer [27]
Juan Carlos Mera Euler 1984 Opera singer [28]
David Klahr Konigsberg 1961 Architect [5]
Andrés Felipe Orozco Martínez 2001 Opera singer; member of the Opera Ensemble of Cologne [29]
Jaime Cardenas Matallana 1969 Architect [5]
Sara María Giraldo Mejía 1982 Architect [5]
Carlos Moreno Film director; Dog Eat Dog was the first Colombian movie to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival [30]
Oscar Ruiz Navia Film director; Crab Trap was selected as the Colombian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards [31][32]
Edgar Reveiz Roldan [5]
Carlos Barbosa Romero DNF Film and soap opera actor [33]
Maria Alejandra Borrero Saa Actress [5]
Patricia Tamayo Salazar Actress [5]
Victoria Góngora Salazar Actress [5]
Marlon Moreno Solarte Film and soap opera actor [34]
Patricia Villegas Journalist; head of the Pan-Latin American terrestrial and satellite television network TeleSUR headquartered in Caracas, Venezuela [35][36]

Faculty of Natural and Exact Sciences[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Sandra Bessudo DNF Marine biologist; professional diver and environmentalist; High Advisor for Environmental Policy, Biodiversity, Water and Climate Change; Minister-appointed head of Environment and Sustainable Growth of Colombia; former Head of the Malpelo Foundation [37]
Johans Restrepo Cardenas 1995 [5]
Maria Corena-McLeod 1990 Distinguished researcher; Chief Scientific Officer at the World Solutions Against Infectious Diseases; former Director of the Newborn Screening Laboratory at Florida Department Of Health [38]
Raúl Cuero 1970 Distinguished researcher in biotechnology at Texas A&M University; collaborator of NASA [5][39]
José Fernando Escobar 1977 Mathematician; former professor of the Mathematics Department at Cornell University [5][40][41]
Carlos Alberto Martínez Mejía 1995 [5]

Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Munir Andres Jalil Barney 1998 [5]
Javier Fernández Riva 1971 [5]

Institute of Education and Pedagogy[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Luis Fernando Lastra Borja 1982 [5]
Reinaldo Rueda 1980 Football manager; has directed the Colombia and Honduras national teams; currently in charge of the Ecuador National Team [5]
Elio Fabio Gutiérrez Ruiz [5]

Institute of Psychology[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Claudia Blum 1975 Politician; former senator; permanent Colombian representative at the United Nations [5][42][43]

Faculty[edit]

Name Department Notability Reference
Luis Carlos Figueroa School of Music Music composer [44]
Pedro Antonio Prieto Pulido Department of Physics
(1974-current)
Physicist; recipient of the Humboldt Prize (1988), the Guggenheim Fellowship (1997), and Group of 77 Fellowship (2007); member of the Colombian Physical Society (1997), the Colombian Association for the Advance of Science, and the American Physical Society (2000); director of the Excellence Center for Novel Materials since 2005 [45][46][47]
Sócrates Herrera Valencia Faculty of Health Head of the Immunology Institute; creator of a synthetic vaccine against malaria [48][49]
Mary Jane West-Eberhard Department of Biology
(1969–1979)
Biologist; member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; 2003 recipient of the Sewall Wright Award; presently at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Costa Rica [50][51]
Estanislao Zuleta Department of Letters
-1990
Philosopher and writer [52][53]
José Antonio Dorado Zuñiga School of Social Communication Film director [54]

Rectors[edit]

Name Term Highlights Reference
Ivan Enrique Ramos Calderón 2003-present
Oscar Rojas Rentería 1999–2003
Emilio Aljure Nasser 1998–1999
Carlos Dulcey 1998
Jaime Galarza Sanclemente 1991–1998
Harold José Rizo Otero 1984–1991
Rodrigo Guerrero Velasco 1982–1984
Jaime López 1981–1982
Carlos Augusto Trujillo Padilla 1980–1981
Antonio Barberena Saavedra 1979–1980
Alvaro Escobar Navia 1974–1979
Alberto León Betancourt 1972–1974
Hugo Restrepo Ramírez 1971–1972
Alfonso Ocampo Londoño 1966–1971
Mario Carvajal 1954–1966
Jorge Vergara Delgado 1952–1954
Carlos Arturo Cabal 1950–1952
Hernán Cruz Riascos 1949–1950
Tulio Ramírez Rojas 1945–1949

Staff[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Claudia Palacios CNN en Español news anchor; began her career in the program El Dagma, produced by the university broadcast service [55]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Universidad del Valle en cifras - Semestre II, 2008" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-03-03. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Estudio comparativo de cuatro Universidades Públicas Colombianas" (PDF) (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 28, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  3. ^ OPDI 2008, p. 43
  4. ^ OPDI 2008, p. 50
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av "Programa Institucional de Egresados / Universidad del Valle / Cali, Colombia" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  6. ^ "Organizational Chart". Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  7. ^ "JUNTA DIRECTIVA GRUPO AVAL ACCIONES Y VALORES S.A. 2009 - 2010" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  8. ^ "Noticias-Relevo en presidencia del Banco AV Villas, Articulo OnLine" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  9. ^ "HOMENAJE A UN VALLECAUCANO EJEMPLAR - Alfredo Carvajal Sinisterra" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  10. ^ "Revolcón en Carvajal | ELESPECTADOR.COM" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  11. ^ "Semblanza y Obra del Dr. Alfredo Carvajal Sinisterrra" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  12. ^ "ColombiaLink.com - SABAS PRETELT DE LA VEGA - BIOGRAFIA Y FOTOS - MINISTRO DEL INTERIOR Y JUSTICIA". Archived from the original on 2008-08-03. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  13. ^ "El poder en Colombia, Articulo Impreso Archivado" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  14. ^ "Perfil de Antonio Navarro | Documentos | Polo Democrático Alternativo". Archived from the original on 2008-10-15. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  15. ^ "Gobernación de Nariño, Gobernación de Nariño - Gobernador". Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  16. ^ "The Artful Brain". Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  17. ^ "Voluntary Faculty - Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery". Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  18. ^ "Nubia Muñoz". ELESPECTADOR.COM (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  19. ^ "Colombian Dr. Nubia Muñoz was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine 2008 (Poorbuthappy in Colombia!)". Archived from the original on 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  20. ^ "La colombiana Nubia Muñoz gana prestigioso premio en medicina, Articulo OnLine" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  21. ^ "Brupbacher prize to Nubia Munoz and Sir Richard Peto". Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  22. ^ "Pilar Bernal de Pheils Named to Top 25 NP Professors". Retrieved 2015-05-16. 
  23. ^ "Dilian Francisca Toro Torres - La Silla Vacía" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  24. ^ "Página de Gustavo Álvarez Gardeazábal. Centro Virtual Isaacs: portal cultural del pacífico colombiano.". Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  25. ^ "Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, GUSTAVO ALVAREZ GARDEAZABAL". Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  26. ^ "Andrés Caicedo" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2009-03-27. 
  27. ^ "Alba Lucía Potes Cortés: Compositora colombiana" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2008-12-22. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  28. ^ "Recital del Maestro Juan Carlos Mera Euler - Calendario de Eventos de la Universidad del Valle" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  29. ^ "El Pais - Cali Colombia" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-03-29. [dead link]
  30. ^ "Carlos Moreno - director" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  31. ^ "Filme de egresado representará a Colombia en los Premios Oscar" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  32. ^ "'Crab Trap' represents Colombia at Academy Awards". colombiareports. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  33. ^ "Carlos Barbosa - actor" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  34. ^ "Proimágenes en Movimiento" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  35. ^ "Designada Patricia Villegas como presidenta de Telesur" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  36. ^ "Nueva presidenta de TeleSUR, Universidad del Valle / Cali, Colombia" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  37. ^ "Sandra Bessudo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  38. ^ "50 Lideres", Revista Cambio, Issue 750, November 15-21-2007. "50 Líderes" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  39. ^ "RAUL G. CUERO, PH.D.". Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  40. ^ "Chepe Escobar" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  41. ^ "Jfescobar". Archived from the original on 2007-06-07. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  42. ^ "S.E. Sra. Claudia Blum, Representante Permanente de Colombia". Archived from the original on 2008-06-13. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  43. ^ "PRESIDENTE POSESIONA A CLAUDIA BLUM COMO EMBAJADORA ANTE LA ONU" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  44. ^ "Luis Carlos Figueroa: Compositor colombiano, Luis Carlos Figueroa - compositor colombiano" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2009-03-10. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  45. ^ "Ph.D. Pedro Prieto Pulido". Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  46. ^ "Pedro Prieto - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation". Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  47. ^ "APS Fellowships - Archive (1995-present)". Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  48. ^ "Ciencia al Día" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  49. ^ "Socrates Herrera - Galeria Cientificos" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  50. ^ West-Eberhard, MJ (2009). BIO. Evol Dev. 11 (1): 8–10. PMID 19196328. doi:10.1111/j.1525-142X.2008.00297.x.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  51. ^ Zuk M. (2004). 2003 Sewall Wright Award: Mary Jane West‐Eberhard" American Naturalist 163:1, i-ii. doi:10.1086/381946
  52. ^ "Centro Virtual Isaacs - Biografía de Estanislao Zuleta" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  53. ^ "Centro Virtual Isaacs - Cronología de Estanislao Zuleta". Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  54. ^ "Profesores / Comunicación Social / Universidad del Valle (Cali, Colombia)" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  55. ^ "Claudia Palacios - CNN en Español". Retrieved 2009-02-21. 

References[edit]

  • Oficina de Planeación y Desarrollo Institucional (OPDI) (2008). Anuario Estadístico 2007 (PDF). Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia: Universidad del Valle. 

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