Javier Páez

Javier Páez

Dean of Engineering, Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia

Javier Ardany Páez Saavedra graduated from the college of engineering and has a Master of Business Administration from the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia. He joined Universidad del Norte as Director of Mechanical Engineering in 1991 and has been Dean of the College of Engineering since 1998. Universidad del Norte was the first institution in Colombia to get ABET accreditation for all its engineering programs. The DINERO magazine ranked it the fourth best college of engineering in Colombia.

He is a leader around the world having served as Vice president for Latin America of IFEES, President of ASIBEI, Secretary of LACCEI, President of ACOFI and President of Rotary Club in Barranquilla Norte.

From the Dean’s Perspective

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The dean’s sponsorship is critical to the success of accreditation. In this session, deans from three different universities will discuss: – Why did we choose ABET accreditation? – What did we do to sponsor and get and provide support for the initiative? – What does it take to keep it going? – What advice would […]