Dr. Alta Hooker Blandford, magnificent rector of URACCAN
Leadership and accompaniment from rectory
With the beginning of the 2021 school year, the First Intercultural Community University of Latin America, URACCAN, prepares for its institutional processes, corresponding to the Intercultural Plan of Institutional Life 2021-2030, article from the different areas, institutes and centers of the university.
In this sense, it is important to emphasize the management and accompaniment that has been provided to each area, campus, university extension, institutes and centers and also in a particular way to the entire university community since rectory, led by Dr. Alta Hooker, who has been, together with her team, step by step in monitoring the actions and activities that strengthen the intercultural institutional model of URACCAN.
The path to strengthening our institutional model
Also, through its walk, URACCAN has been working on regional, national and international growth and projection processes that radiate the being of community and intercultural processes in all areas. "We are a university that has been strengthening its work through internationally recognized actions and in addition, our university is already beginning to see itself as a reference to work the model of our own university worldwide," explained Dr. José Saballos, Secretary General of URACCAN.
One of the great goodness of the university, since the leadership exercise of rectory is the ability to create an imaginary, thus projecting a common future and "Our rector has carried out a successful management in forming a team that moves towards high efficiency, but at the same time develops values of articulation and coordination, from its example in values , through processes that are fundamental to our university," Saballos added.
From this same perspective, Master Marlon Peralta, director of SITICI-URACCAN, believes that the accompaniment and coordination from rectory has been excellent, "He has supported all the processes since management, planning, research and technological developments, incorporating innovation and entrepreneurship, managing to internationalize the university", he stressed.
Processes that radiate the intercultural community institutional model
In addition, during this process, the URACCAN authorities highlighted the projection of URACCAN at all levels, being taken as an example for other institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, to develop its institutional processes, "Our rector has been able to articulate, guide and know how to take us down this path posed", added Master Peralta.
From this same context, the accompaniment of the rector Alta Hooker has allowed to form ties with national and international institutions, which allow the development of own and relevant processes, in the search to strengthen the process of regional autonomy.
"The institutional projection since the management of the rector Alta Hooker has to do with a whole process of understanding interculturality, since beyond discourse it is to make it a reality, to put it into practice and to permeate those values of trust, credibility, respect for agreements and consensus; which are elements that, in the management of the rectory, have printed a whole path that deserves to be learned", explains the MSc. Carlos Manuel Flores, director of outreach at URACCAN.
For her part, teacher Letisia Castillo, academic director of URACCAN, shares that the leadership of the rector Alta Hooker has been fundamental to accompany an entire team that has been growing and learning during these years of evolution of URACCAN.
"This transparent, sincere and supportive accompaniment, as well as the interest and good resolutions and practices we have had, have been for the leadership of the rector and that leadership has transcended nationally and internationally, which commits us to her to respond to expectations and to be able to position the university with the accompaniment of our rector," Castillo said.
"An emblem and model to follow in institutional management"
In addition, Dr. William Flores, program officer of the Directorate of External Cooperation, shares that this management allows the articulation and appropriation of the institutional intercultural model.
Finally, teacher Ilenia García, Director of External Cooperation, stressed the importance of good management and leadership to overcome institutional challenges and challenges throughout these years."Leadership, creativity and effort since rectory has been fundamental to the national and international positioning of our university. Working and coordinating with internal and external actors has been paramount to growing and projecting our intercultural community university model," he concluded.