Ana G. Méndez University
Universidad Ana G. Mendez (UAGM)
|Latin: Universitas Anagmendezdina|
|Puerto Rico High School of Commerce|
|Motto||Studium ral lux (Latin)|
Motto in English
|Light of enlightenment|
|Chairman||Dr. Félix Rodríguez Schmidt|
|President||José F. Méndez Méndez|
|President Emeritus||José F. Méndez González|
The Ana G. Méndez University system has campuses in the following cities in Puerto Rico and mainland United States.
|Ana G. Méndez Online||Online|
|Cupey Campus||Universidad Metropolitana||San Juan, PR|
|Gurabo Campus||Universidad del Turabo||Gurabo, PR|||
|Carolina Campus||Universidad del Este||Carolina, PR|||
|Capital Area Campus||Wheaton, MD|||
|Dallas Area Campus||Dallas, TX|||
|Metro Orlando Campus||Conway, FL|||
|South Florida Campus||Miami Lakes, FL|||
|Tampa Bay Campus||Egypt Lake-Leto, FL|||
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 the Ana G. Mendez University System.
The Gurabo campus, usually referred to as the Universidad del Turabo, covers 140 acres with fifteen buildings. The campus includes a library with a computer center, two museums, four auditoriums, a bookstore, two cafeterias, one café, and dedicated computer centers and studying rooms in some academic departments. The university also has a sports complex with its respective gym, weight room, running track, 25-meter swimming pool, baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and other green areas for student recreation. The University consists of seven major colleges:
- Business and Administration
- Health Sciences
- International School of Design
- Science and Technology
- Social Sciences
Museums and libraries
The University has libraries available for the use of students as well as a virtual library where books and useful information is readily available or easily requested for specific researches or projects. The main library includes a computer room, studying areas, conference rooms, and the library itself. There is a library-museum named after the former governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Rosselló, as "Biblioteca Museo Dr. Pedro Rosselló", which includes a museum, library, studying area, and an auditorium. There is also a main museum with a center for humanistic studies named "Dra. Josefina Camacho de la Nuez" and the entrance is free of charge.
University of Turabo
Universidad del Turabo
|Motto||Pensar es Crear la Luz de la Vida|
Motto in English
|Thinking is Creating the Light of Life|
|Rector||E. David Méndez|
|200 adjunct professors|
|Campus||140 acres (main campus)|
|Mascot||Taínos (from Taíno)|
University of Turabo (now the Gurabo campus) was established in 1972. In 1974 it earned accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Puerto Rico Higher Education Council.
In 2004, it began the doctoral program in Environmental Sciences and the advent of the Strategic Plan for Scientific Research. Today, enrollment exceeds 15,000 students of which over 450 are doctoral level.
It offered academic studies from technical certificates to doctorates degrees in seven schools: Engineering, Science and Technology, Health Sciences, Education, Business and Administration, Design and Architecture, and Social Sciences.
The Metropolitan University —or Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) in Spanish— is a private, non-profit, and secular university system in Puerto Rico which is now part of the Ana G. Mendez University. It has five campuses:
- San Juan - the main campus and usually referred to as the Metropolitan University itself as it was the first campus and is the largest one.
Universidad del Este
Universidad del Este (UNE) was a private non-profit institution of higher education. Founded in 1949 as Puerto Rico Junior College, it grew into a four-year institution in 1992 and finally evolved into a university in 2001. Universidad del Este offered occupational, liberal arts, education, health, science and business programs leading to certificates, associate, bachelor, and master's degree programs in different disciplines. Its main campus was located in Carolina, Puerto Rico. The university also maintained five off-campus sites located in Yauco, Utuado, Cabo Rojo, Manatí and Santa Isabel. In August 2003, Universidad del Este established its first branch campus, Metro Orlando University Center located in Orlando, Florida.
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.
In 2013, the United States army noted that graduates of the University of Turabo often become leaders in the US army.
- 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.
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