Fernando Leon Garcia

Fernando León-García, PhD

Centro de Enseñanza Técnica Y Superior (CETYS) University
Member-at-Large, NAFSA Board of Directors

Fernando León-García has served as president of Centro de Enseñanza Técnica Y Superior (CETYS) University since 2010, leading the institution to accreditation in the United States (WASC, ACBSP, ABET) and one of the highest student mobility rates in Mexico. He was previously chancellor of City University of Seattle's International Division, covering programs, campuses, and sites across the Americas, Asia, and Europe. 

León-García is currently president-elect of the International Association of University Presidents, chair of the Commission on International and Global Engagement of the American Council on Education, president of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration, and chair of the Standards and Accreditation Committee of the Mexican Federation of Private Universities. He is also a member of various boards, commissions, and advisory councils, such as Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Association of Governing Boards, Universia-México, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. 

León-García holds a doctoral degree in educational administration and policy analysis, a master's in international development education from Stanford University, and a bachelor's in industrial engineering from CETYS University.