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Carmen Lucila Quiroga named interim chancellor at UPR Cayey

Carmen Lucila Quiroga, the new interim chancellor of the University of Puerto Rico Cayey Campus, has a doctorate in Latin American literature from New York University and is a professor in the Hispanic Studies Department at UPR Cayey.

By John McPhaul

University of Puerto Rico (UPR) President Dr. Luis A. Ferrao announced the appointment over the weekend of Dr. Carmen Lucila Quiroga as interim chancellor of UPR Cayey, effective this past Saturday.

“I thank the distinguished Dr. Carmen Lucila Quiroga for accepting my invitation to be part of the process of implementing academic strategies based on the various comparative advantages that distinguish the UPR,” Ferrao said. “I am convinced that with her experience and knowledge, she will be a key player in the implementation of the 2025 University Academic Plan, a project that will guide the … work to be carried out in the coming years.”

Quiroga has a doctorate in Latin American literature from New York University, a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Spanish at Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from the Humanities Department at UPR Río Piedras. She holds the rank of professor in the Hispanic Studies Department at UPR Cayey. She has held various administrative positions at UPR, including dean of academic affairs at the Cayey campus and interim dean of academic affairs at UPR Carolina. She was also a professor at Hunter College and a lecturer at Hostos Community College, both in New York. She is the author of a diverse catalog of specialized publications and has represented UPR in academic forums in Puerto Rico and abroad.

The new interim UPR Cayey chancellor thanked Ferrao for the appointment and reaffirmed her commitment to the institution.

“I have been at the university for 40 years and I feel committed to being where the university needs me,” she said. “Paraphrasing a little the anthem of the venue, I am proud to serve the institution that has given me so much and has allowed me to grow as a person by being with me in the most important moments of my life. What more can I do for the institution than at the moment it requires me to serve, here I am.”

Ferrao thanked the outgoing chancellor, Dr. Glorivee Rosario Pérez, for her work and wished her success in her future projects.

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