Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, FSC, EdD
Carlos G. Gómez-Restrepo, FSC, EdD Rector of Universidad de La Salle-Bogotá and President of the International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU), delivered this address in April 2010 at Saint Mary’s College of California on the occasion of the conferral of a doctorate honoris causa.
Catholic higher education; De La Salle; Lasallian; Lasallian pedagogy;
About the Author
Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, FSC, Ed.D.
For more than 30 years, Carlos Gabriel Gomez-Restrepo, FSC, Ed.D., has served in secular and private educational institutions. His substantial contributions of theories relating higher education and politics, and Lasallian higher education and secular ethics, were recognized by selection to the Order of Democracy by the Congress of Colombia in 2004. Brother Carlos’ leadership within the international Lasallian higher education community has included service as Vice President and now President of the International Association of Lasallian Universities; as Executive Secretary of the Region Latino Americana Lasallista (RELAL); the Mission Educative Lasallienne (MEL) commission; and as coordinator of the preparatory committee for the 44th General Chapter of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Recognizing these and his many other contributions to the international Lasallian educational mission, in 2010 Saint Mary’s College of California awarded Brother Carlos the doctorate honoris causa.