Jorge Peralta and the UDUAL
On October 6th in the old Covell Centro we had the honor to witness the signing of an agreement between the UDUAL and the University of the Pacific. This historic event was in part the result of another series of Coveliano coincidence and bonds. Luis Erlich "72" says that Jorge peralta has been a close contact and friend of his in Mexico City. He never knew the exact nature of the work Sr. Peralta did until he happened to recount to him his plans to return to Stockton for the inauguration a renewed Inter-American program. Luis enthusiasticaly eplained his Covell experiences and his excitment at the prospect of a renewed program. At this point Sr. Peralta disclosed that he is the Academic Director of UDUAL the "Union de Universidades de America Latina y el Caribe". This is the largest and most powerful association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean, comprising over 500 member Universities. More can be discovered at www.udual.org
Mr Peraltas official duties include aquiring new members, establishing exchanges, academic advisory and relationships with other organizations like the UNESCO. They have never been involved with a University in the United States or Canada A letter of intent was signed at the inagural event and we are excited to be groundbreakers in this area. Being accepted as the 1st North American University admitted to the UDUAL can only help the status of the new program and for that we are very excited. Many thanks to Luis for initiating this contact.