Mexico Initiatives Advisory Board

Her Excellency Martha Bárcena Coqui, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, visited the University of Arizona in March 2019.

Established at the onset of President Robbins’ administration in 2017 to identify institutional priorities for engagement in Mexico, the Mexico Initiatives Advisory Board is comprised of the following leaders and deans representing colleges, departments and units from across campus that have significant engagement in Mexico, as well as representation from valued community partners UNAM and the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson.  The Mexico Initiatives Advisory Board collectively provides direction and guidance and allows for a collaborative approach to setting the institutional agenda for growing the University's relationship with Mexico.  The Mexico Initiatives Advisory Board meets on a monthly basis during the academic year with a hiatus during the summer months.  For additional information about the Mexico Initiatives Advisory Board, please contact Assistant Vice President for Mexico and Latin America, Justin Dutram at

Rafael Barceló Durazo

Consul of Mexico

Consulate of Mexico in Tucson, SRE

Jon Dudas, J.D.

Senior Vice President; Senior Associate to the President and Secretary of the University

Secretary of the University

Justin Dutram, M.Ed.

Assistant Vice President for Mexico and Latin America

Arizona International

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J.P. Jones III, Ph.D.

Dean, International Education

Arizona International

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Lisa Heidi Kiser, DNP

Assistant Clinical Professor

College of Nursing

José Lever

Assistant Vice President for U.S. - Mexico Affairs

UA Mexico Office

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Teresa Miguel-Stearns, J.D.

Associate Dean, Legal Information Innovation; Director, Law Library and Professor of Law

James E. Rogers College of Law

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Marc Miller, J.D.

Dean, James E. Rogers College of Law

James E. Rogers College of Law

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Sergio Puig, J.D., Ph.D.

Director, International Trade Law Program

James E. Rogers College of Law

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Iliana Reyes, Ph.D.

Associate Dean; Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies

College of Education

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Cecilia Rosales, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Phoenix Programs

Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Joaquin Ruiz, Ph.D.

Vice President, Global Environmental Futures and Director, Biosphere 2

Research, Innovation and Impact

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Catalina Stern Forgach, Ph.D.

Director, UNAM Center for Mexican Studies - Tucson