Since taking office in June 2017, President Robert C. Robbins has led the University of Arizona's engagement with Mexico by reinforcing the institutional commitment to our partners through his leadership. In that time, President Robbins has led four delegations to Mexico, two to Mexico City and one each to Hermosillo and Nogales, Sonora, and hosted many important visits including the Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Her Excellency Martha BÃ¡rcena Coqui, reaffirming the University of Arizona's commitment to work collaboratively across borders to solve the grand challenges facing our shared region in the XXI Century.
Justin Dutram, Assistant Vice President, Mexico and Latin American Affairs
With more than 25 years of experience in coordinating bilateral programs and initiatives with Mexico, Justin Dutram is the Assistant Vice President for Mexico and Latin American Affairs at the University of Arizona. In this role Dutram is responsible for institutional initiatives in support of the development of new education and research collaborations, the mobility of faculty and students, and serving as a liaison with partners in Mexico. Dutram received his M.Ed. in Bilingual and Multicultural Education from Northern Arizona University in 2003 and his B.S. in Geography from New Mexico State University in 1993.
José Lever, Assistant Vice President, Mexico-US Affairs
José Lever is the Assistant Vice President for US-Mexico Affairs at the University of Arizona. Other roles have included National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), México, serving as Director of Planning and Evaluation; and Director of Development and International Cooperation. Lever studied his BA in Social Sciences at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and has Masters Studies in Social Anthropology from Escuela Nacional de Antropogía e Historia. Additionally, Lever holds a Diploma in Mexican Political System from El Colegio de México.
Home to the University of Arizona since 1885, Tucson is a modern, mid-sized city with a stimulating blend of technology, innovation, arts and culture located in the Sonoran Desert.
Tucson maintains close commercial, cultural and social ties to Mexico and that is represented well by the city's designation as a UNESCO World City of Gastronomy in 2015. Learn more about Tucson at the website for Tucson's tourism and promotion agency, Visit Tucson.
Arizona Mexico Commission
The University of Arizona is a Diamond member of the Arizona Mexico Commission, the premier forum for developing binational collaborations for public and private sector stakeholders engaged in the Arizona-Mexico relationship.
Led by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, the AMC provides a framework for growing partnerships and developing action items that directly impact the Arizona Sonora Megaregion. The University of Arizona plays a leading role in many of the AMC committees and supports the Governor's vision for strengthening Arizona's relationship with Mexico.