Ana G. Méndez
Aguada, P.R. 1908 – San Juan, P.R. 1997
Ana G. Méndez was one of the pioneers of the private university system in Puerto Rico. She promoted commercial and technical short-term careers that benefied thousands of Puerto Ricans and she also helped in the democratization of the post-secondary education. She founded the first institution in Puerto Rico that offered Associate’s Degrees at a university level in order to satisfy the immerse job demand created by the country’s rapid industrialization. Years later, this institution became the “Ana G. Méndez University System”, one of the main educational centers in Puerto Rico with more than 30 thousand students, 12 university centers in Puerto Rico and Florida, a television channel and a center for televised studies.
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