Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Office of the President

The Office of the President is the office of the highest executive authority and the legal representative of the University. In this capacity, they shall be responsible for the overall running of the Institution and the execution of the agreements of the higher bodies.

Reporting to the Rector are the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Executive Vice Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Affairs, the Senior Director of Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Senior Director of Planning and Development, the Senior Director of Communication, the Senior Directors of the different Campuses and the Directors of Special Projects.

In addition, the University Secretary and the Chief of Compliance and Audit Officer participate in the management of the Office of the President. These positions are regulated by Articles 67 and 68 of the Bylaws and by the resolutions in force of the Board of Trustees in this regard.

Institutional Authorities

Darcy Fuenzalida O´Shee

President

Darcy Fuenzalida O´Shee

President

Doctor in Business Sciences, from the University of Lleida, Spain. He is an International MBA from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain. Master in Social Evaluation of Projects from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Graduated in Chemical Civil Engineering from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile, and academic at the Department of Commercial Engineering of the USM.

Eugenio González

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Eugenio González

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Doctor in Mechanical Engineering, from the Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany. Mechanical Civil Engineer from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile, and academic at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the USM.

Marcelo Ruiz

Vice Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Affairs

Marcelo Ruiz

Vice Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Affairs

PhD and postdoctorate in Physics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is a professor at the Department of Physics at USM.

Samir Kouro

Senior Director of Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Samir Kouro

Senior Director of Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Doctor in Electronic Engineering, Master in Electronic Engineering Sciences and Electronic Civil Engineering from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile. He is an academic at the Department of Electronics at USM.

Irene Ortega

Senior Director of Planning and Development

Irene Ortega

Senior Director of Planning and Development

Master in Intercultural Management from ICHEC - Brussels Management School, Belgium. She is a Commercial Engineer, graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile.

Piero Soto

Senior Director of Communications

Piero Soto

Senior Director of Communications

Master in Political Science, Mention in Government and Public Policies from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is a Commercial Engineer, graduated from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile.

Patricio Núñez

Senior Director of Community Engagement

Patricio Núñez

Senior Director of Community Engagement

PhD (C) and MSc at The University of Pittsburgh, USA. He is a Chemical Civil Engineer, graduated from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile, and an academic at the USM Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.

Christopher Nikulin

Senior Director of Management Systems

Christopher Nikulin

Senior Director of Management Systems

PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. MBA from the Polytechnic of Catalonia, Master in Mechanical Engineering Sciences, Master in Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Mechanical Civil Engineer from USM, General Director of Finance; and academic at the Dept. of Design Engineering.

Claudio Troncoso

Director of Quality Assurance

Claudio Troncoso

Director of Quality Assurance

Master in Mathematics from the Universidad de Santiago, Chile. He is an Electrical Civil Engineer, graduated from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile, and an academic at the Mathematics Department of the USM.

Fernando Parada

Director of Legal Affairs

Fernando Parada

Director of Legal Affairs

Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. He is a Lawyer, graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile.

Jerome Mac Auliffe

University Secretary

Jerome Mac Auliffe

University Secretary

Lawyer, graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile.

Jaime Undurraga

Comptroller General

Jaime Undurraga

Comptroller General

Master in Management, Control Mention from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. He is an Auditor Accountant, graduated from the Universidad de Chile.

Campus Authorities

Manuel Cabrera

Senior Director of Main Campus, Valparaíso

Manuel Cabrera

Senior Director of Main Campus, Valparaíso

MSc Coordination of Postgraduate Programs in Engineering at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Civil Metallurgical Engineer from USM, Chile, and academic at the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at USM.

Edward Johns

Senior Director of Vitacura Campus

Edward Johns

Senior Director of Vitacura Campus

MSc in Integrated Management System, from the University of Birmingham, England. He is an Industrial Civil Engineer, graduated from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile, and an academic at the Department of Industries.

Gonzalo Núñez

Senior Director of San Joaquin Campus

Gonzalo Núñez

Senior Director of San Joaquin Campus

PhD in Sciences, mention in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is an academic at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the USM.

Bruno Dondero

Executive Head of Viña del Mar Campus

Bruno Dondero

Executive Head of Viña del Mar Campus

Master in Marketing, IEDE, Chile. He is an Electronic Civil Engineer from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile, and a professor at the Department of Electrotechnics and Informatics at USM.

Eduardo Aracena

Executive Head of Concepcion Campus

Eduardo Aracena

Executive Head of Concepcion Campus

Master in Educational Management and Administration and Master in Curriculum Development and Educational Projects, both from Universidad Andrés Bello. He is a Wood Engineer from the Universidad del Bío-Bío and an Industrial Maintenance Engineer from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile, where he works as a professor at the Department of Mechanics.

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