“At the beggining of my running as Rector, I confirmed my commitment with quality education. ” May 2016
“It is exciting to see students full of enthusiasm to keep preparing themselves in order to build a better future. ” July 2017
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it. ” Alan Kay, july 2017
David Garza received a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Colorado State University.
He has a trajectory of more than 30 years with Tecnológico de Monterrey where he has served in different academic and leadership positions such as Director of Graduate Programs, Dean of Division, Dean of the School of Engineering (Monterrey campus), Director of Campus (San Luis Potosí campus), Regional Rector –responsible of the academic operations of Monterrey Campus (main campus)-, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education -he led key academic initiatives related to improving the quality of students, faculty and the development of Tec21 Educational Model- and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. He is Rector of Tecnológico de Monterrey since July 1st, 2017.
Dr. Garza has been a professor/researcher at the Informatics Research Center collaborating with academic departments, and teaching courses in the Electronic and Information Technologies related majors. He has participated as professor in the Masters and Ph.D. programs. As a researcher, he has participated in the definition and development of projects financed by highly prestigious institutions both national and international, such as: United States Agency for International Development, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Advanced Research Projects Agency, European Commission and CONACYT. Some of his research projects have been in collaboration with international institutions such as: Virginia Tech, Southwest Research Institute and Colorado State University. As a faculty member he has been author of multiple journal/conference and book articles, and worked as consultant in different industry projects. He has been recipient, twice, of the Distinguished Faculty Award.
David Garza has been Chair of the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), an initiative created with the support of ASEE and International Federation of Engineering Education Societies. He received an Honoris Causa Doctorate from Universidad Americana Nicaragua in 2012. He is a member of professional societies and organizations such as: ASEE, IEEE, ACM, Sigma Xi, and Phi Kappa Phi. He has served in different conference committees, and state, national and international councils from different industry and academic organizations and has been invited speaker/panelist in international events in more than 15 different countries.
Currently David Garza is Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and has been appointed as the next Rector of Tecnológico de Monterrey (starting July 1st 2017).
David Garza received a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Colorado State University. He has a trajectory of more than 30 years with Tecnológico de Monterrey where he has served in different academic and leadership positions such as Director of Graduate Programs, Dean of Division, Dean of the School of Engineering (Monterrey campus), Director of Campus (San Luis Potosí campus), Regional Rector –responsible of the academic operations of Monterrey Campus (main campus)-, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education -he led key academic initiatives related to improving the quality of students, faculty and the development of Tec21 Educational Model- and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. He is Rector of Tecnológico de Monterrey since July 1st, 2017.
He graduated in 1979 as an Agricultural Production Engineer from Tecnológico de Monterrey. He earned a master’s and a doctorate in Plant Physiology, specializing in nutrition and bioregulation, from the University of Texas A&M. In 1986, he embarked on his professional career at Tecnológico de Monterrey, serving as a member of the faculty and in diverse directorships. He was executive director of the Cross Border Institute for Regional Development, president of the Nuevo León Biotechnology Cluster, and Secretary of the Mexican Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering. He is a member of the CAINTRA Technological Liaison Board and a board member of the NL Innovation Fund. He has collaborated with agencies and organizations, such as the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and UNESCO, among others, on strategic regional development and technology foresight projects. He has been a speaker at more than 200 international forums on technology management and development.
She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) and is a professor of contemporary Latin American literature. She is currently Dean of the Graduate School in Education, Humanities and Social Science of Tecnológico de Monterrey. Throughout her career, she has contributed to the design of graduate academic programs, such as the Master of Humanistic Studies and the Doctorate in Humanistic Studies. She has also directed Humanities programs, such as the Alfonso Reyes Chair, and designed and implemented Humanistic and Citizenship Education as part of the undergraduate curriculum for Tecnológico de Monterrey students. As a researcher, she has participated in the CRAL (Centre de Recherches sur les Arts et le Langage) of the Paris Échecs, in two research seminars during 2009-2011: “Narratologías contemporáneas” and “Por una epistemología de lo literario”. As a member of the Ethics and Culture of Peace Research Group for human rights matters, her research has focused on the role played by artistic and literary imagination in peace processes. She regularly contributes to the newspaper Milenio.
He is a political science graduate from ITAM and Harvard University, and has been a professor at Harvard, Stanford and ITAM. He has offered conferences in dozens of universities in Mexico, the United States, Europe and Latin America, and published articles, chapters and books on topics related to democracy, liberties and prosperity. As a civil servant, he has been an official of the federal electoral authority in Mexico City, advisor to INEGI, and, in the cabinet of President Felipe Calderón, he served as Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of the National Security Board and Spokesperson for Security Strategy, among other positions. In 2012, he founded the social enterprise México Crece, which develops the educational tools needed for people to reach their maximum potential.
He is a Doctor of Industrial Project Design, Manufacturing and Management from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain; Master of New Product Management, Design and Development from the same university; and a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico. He has been a designer for 20 years, with experience in furniture and lighting projects, point-of-sale, consumer products and mobility; consultant in the development of design insertion strategies for industry and innovation methodologies for companies; and collaborator with the Design Innovation agency, with offices in Italy, Spain, Korea, Chile and Mexico. He is a professor and the founder of the B.A. in Industrial Design at the Campus Guadalajara and has held diverse directorships at said campus.
He is a Physician and Surgeon from Tecnológico de Monterrey, with a specialty in Ophthalmology from the Instituto de Oftalmología Fundación Conde de Valenciana and subspecialty in Cornea and Refractive Surgery from UNAM. In addition to being a faculty member, he has held diverse directorships at TecSalud. He was General Director of Quality and Education in Health and General Director of Planning and Development in Health, for the Mexican Ministry of Health. He is the Associate Secretary of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, Spanish Language Region. He was President of the Mexican Cornea Center and of the Nuevo León School of Ophthalmology. He is the Latin American representative on the Committee for Medical Education in Ophthalmology of the International Council of Ophthalmology and the Mexican representative for the International Committee of the International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Pan-American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Committee for Scientific Activities of the Mexican Ophthalmology Society, and the Recertification Committee of the Mexican Ophthalmology Board. He is general director of the journal AVANCES: the Science and Medicine Journal of Tecnológico de Monterrey. He has authored two books: Introducción a la Historia de la Medicina and Exploración Oftalmológica and published dozens of indexed articles both nationally and internationally.
As of 1987, he has worked on the structuring, organization, operation, evaluation and preparation of people at Tecnológico de Monterrey. At Tecnológico de Monterrey, he has held the following positions: Director of the High School Education Division, Campus Tampico; General Director of Campus Central de Veracruz; COO at Universidad Virtual; General Director of Campus Chihuahua; Corporate Director for Latin America of Universidad Virtual; and General Director of Campus San Luis Potosí. He holds a B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering from Universidad Autónoma Agraria “Antonio Narro” and two master’s degrees, one in Science from Tecnológico de Monterrey, and the other in Innovation from Universidad Virtual of Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Professor; researcher; member of the Mexican National System of Researchers SNI(Level II), the Mexican Academy of Science, the Engineering Academy, the Advisory Board of the International Federation of Automation and Control, IFAC. He has published four books, 57 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 60 book chapters and 40 papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings. He owns six patents, has incubated three technology-based companies, and is a member of the editorial committee of three manufacturing and control journals. He is a driver of educational innovation projects, such as: Educational Technology for Mobile Learning, the educational model based on Active Learning, Innovation Centers for Interdisciplinary Learning, and Research, Development, Innovation and Incubation (I+D+i2) strategy design.
He graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Laguna and has a Master Degree in Computational Engineering Sciences by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has also a Ph.D. in Education with emphasis in Leadership for the Superior Education of Walden University-Minneapolis.In his 21-year career at the institution, Joaquín has served as a faculty member, Department Director, General Director of the Aguascalientes and Chihuahua Campuses, and Associate Vice President for Internationalization.
He has a master degree and Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). He was professor in the Telecommunications Engineering School of the UPM and has been director of UPM for north america (with his head office in Boston), the UPM president´s delegate in the Real Computing College of Harvard University, vice president of International Relations of the UPM, dean of the Telecommunications Engineering School and vice dean of Research and Doctorate of the same school. He has also been visitant professor of Berkeley, Sao Paulo and Harvard University. He has visited over 90 countries attending his function as an academic. He is the author of over 100 publications and international conferences.
He has a Ph.D. in Economics by the Santiago de Compostela University. He is a sociologist, economist and has a bachelor degree in Political Sciences by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has more than twenty five years working in managing personnel in Spain, Dominican Republic, Filipinas and now in Mexico. He is the author of the book "Happiness at Work... and in life". He is a deponent in leadership, coaching and happiness at work.