About CETYS / President’s Office
At CETYS University we believe in all who want to achieve their dreams.
Since more than half a century, CETYS Universidad has prepared Baja California’s young entrepreneurs and leaders. Moving forward onto the year 2020 we continue working towards high quality education, global competitiveness, a true learning community and the continuous search to be known as a prestigious institution due to their actions and results towards sustainable development.
CETYS offers some of the best academic program, to create opportunities for young leaders to enhance their skills and to demonstrate their capacity to stand-out in an increasingly competitive world.
We have been fully committed in supporting students with many options of scholarships and financial aid, strategic partnerships with top universities around the globe and the constant update and review of our academic offer.
With our students and their preparation always in mind, we hope your time at CETYS assists in instilling a vision for change, for values and for positive impact in your communities and the world.
Dr. Leon-Garcia has been President of CETYS University since 2010, leading the institution to institutional and program accreditation in the USA (WASC, ACBSP, ABET), and one of the highest student mobility rates in Mexico. Prior to that, he served as Chancellor of City University of Seattle‘s International Division, covering programs, campuses, and sites across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Before joining City University, he served as Chief Academic Officer of Apollo International/University of Phoenix International. From 1974 to 2000, Dr. León-García served in diverse capacities at CETYS including Chief Academic Officer/ Provost.
Dr. León-García serves on several boards and/or advisory groups related to international higher education, accreditation, governance and institutional development including the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Council of Presidents of the Association of Governing Boards (AGB), Commission on Internationalization/Global Engagement of the American Council on Education (ACE), Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), CONAHEC (Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration), Universia-Mexico and Mexican Federation of Private Universities (FIMPES).
Dr. León-García holds a doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Policy Analysis and an M.A. in International Development Education from Stanford University, as well as a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from CETYS University.
He has been a Rotary International Fellow, a Mexican National Research System Fellow, a CONACYT Fellow, and an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow, and took part in the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents.