Patricia del Pilar Martinez Barrios

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Patricia del Pilar Martinez Barrios, PhD is the General Rector of the Los Libertadores University Foundation in Columbia and holds various board positions at the University of Cartagena, Colegio Mayor de Bolívar, Universidad Simón Bolívar, and UNIMINUTO. She was previously the Vice Minister of Education for Colombia and Director of the Social and Human Sciences Group at the Simón Bolívar University, working on higher education governance, organization, management, quality, inclusion and internationalization. Barrios was also Rector of the Technological University of Bolívar (UTB), leading its development from an institute to a First High Quality Accredited University in Bolívar. She began her education leadership career as Secretary of Education in Cartagena where she led the educational decentralization initiative. She has a Master's degree in University Administration from the University of Miami and a Ph.D. in Educational Sciences from the University of Cartagena, Rudecolombia.