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February 17, 2014

Talk by World Bank Education Specialist Will Kick Off International Programs Office Initiative

morenews4-lgFrancisco Marmolejo

Francisco Marmolejo, the lead tertiary education specialist at the World Bank and coordinator of its Network of Higher Education Specialists, will give a guest lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, in Room 1012 of the Batten Arts and Letters Building. His topic will be "International Trends and Opportunities in Higher Education: The Case of Latin America and the Caribbean."

The talk will kick off the ODU Office of International Programs' Latin American & Caribbean Initiative. RSVPs are requested by Feb. 24 to 683-6128 or oip@odu.edu.

Marmolejo serves as the World Bank's focal point on the topic of higher education, and provides advice and support to country level-related projects that the Bank has in more than 60 countries. At the World Bank, he also leads the team in charge of workforce development studies.

Previously, he served as founding executive director of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration, a network of more than 160 higher education institutions primarily from Canada, the United States and Mexico, based at the University of Arizona, where he also worked as assistant vice president for Western Hemispheric Programs.

Previous activities include serving as an American Council on Education Fellow at the University of Massachusetts, and vice president for administration and academic vice president at the University of the Americas in Mexico.

At the University of Arizona, Marmolejo served as an affiliated researcher at the Center for the Study of Higher Education, and as an affiliate faculty member at the Center for Latin American Studies.

He regularly speaks and writes on a wide range of international education issues. His international education experience has taken him to more than 60 countries, working with universities, government and international associations.