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USF Senior Vice Provost on Prestigious Colombians List

09-04-2013
Vice Provost Gerardo Marin

Gerardo Marin, senior vice provost for academic affairs at the University of San Francisco, was recently named to the 100 Colombians 2013 list for his academic achievements and contributions to higher education administration.

The Fusionarte Association list honors Colombians living outside the country of their birth who have made important international contributions to business, education, the arts, and government.

Among novelists and pop icons

Marin was recognized for his achievements as a psychologist and a higher education administrator. As an influential psychologist, he has published more than 140 articles and eight books, won the Award of Distinction from the California Department of Health Services, and received the Surgeon General’s Medal, the highest award of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As a devoted higher education administrator, Marin has served as vice dean, dean, vice provost, senior vice provost, and as the president of the Interamerican Society of Psychology, where he developed and coordinated international study programs and campus diversity initiatives and was involved in institutional assessment.

“I am humbled by being selected to join a group that includes past recipients such as Fernando Botero (painter/sculpture), Gabriel Garcia Marquez (novelist), Shakira (pop musician), and others who have contributed so much to the country's future and shown that Colombia is about much more than the press reports on violence and drugs,” Marin said.

Meet Colombia's president

This is the second year of the 100 Colombians list, which is researched by a panel of prominent Colombians for the Fusionarte Association of Madrid. The annual list highlights 100 Colombians whose life stories illustrate the talent, creativity, and perseverance of Colombians who have excelled in the international arena. The complete list of 2013 honorees will be unveiled at a ceremony in Colombia in December, where the honorees will meet Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos. Photo exhibits of 100 Colombians will be displayed in embassies and consulates in Brazil, Madrid, Berlin, Washington D.C., New York City, Tokyo, and Hong Kong throughout the year, and biographies of the honorees will be featured in a large-format picture book. 

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