The UPR-Río Piedras Campus Self-Study process embraces the theme: Commitment to Institutional Excellence and Empowerment for Continuous Improvement.

Executive Committee

The Working Groups at UPR-Río Piedras will contribute to the self-study report and evidence inventory to ensure reaffirmation of accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Dr. Angélica Varela Llavona
Chair, Chancellor

Dr. Mirerza González Vélez
Co-Chair, Dean of Academic Affairs

Dr. Aida L. Jiménez Torres
Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO)

Dr. Juanita Rodríguez Marrero
Institutional Coordinator Self-Study & Visit

Dr. Jorge Santiago Pintor
Acting Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Mrs. Ilia Ortíz Martínez
Assistant Dean of Administrative Affairs

Mrs. Zoraida I. Serrano Bruno
Non-teaching personnel representative

Mr. Miguel Marín Fuster
President or Representative, General Student Council UPR-RP

Dr. Don Walicek
Institutional Coordinator Self Study

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee will provide leadership and will offer direct oversight while working together with the members of each working group in the development of the  working group report.

Self-Study Steering Committee – Working Groups Chairs & Co-Chairs


Dr. Mirerza González Vélez
From July 2023 to Present

Dr. Nivia A. Fernández Hernández
From December 2021 to May 19, 2023

Dr. Jorge Santiago Pintor
Acting Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Standard IDr. Nancy Viana Vázquez
Academic Advisor, College of Social Sciences
Dr. Agnes Bosch irizarry
Dean, College of Humanities
Standard IIDr. María Medina
Academic Senator, Faculty, College of Education
Dr. Carmen Figueroa Jiménez
Academic Senator, Faculty College of Business Administration
Standard IIIDr. Kevin S. Carroll
Faculty, College of Education

Dr.Teófilo Espada Brignoni
Faculty, College of Social Sciences

Standard IVDr. Gloria Díaz Urbina
Dean of Students’ Affairs

Dr. Ivelisse Acevedo, Co-Chair
Coordinator, Graduate Student Affairs

Standard VDr.  Héctor Aponte Alequín
Assistant to the Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Dr. Maribel Báez Lebrón
Faculty, Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Counseling
Standard VIDr. Basilio Arroyo Rivera
Director, Strategic Planning and Budgeting Office
Sr. Edgardo Díaz Labrador
Director, Finance Office
Standard VIIDr. Anaisa López Cédres
Acting Dean of Administration
Dr. Carlos Sánchez Zambrana
Dean College of General Studies

Collaborators & Support Personnel

Ms. Migdalis Santana & Ms. Brenda Casado
Clerical Assistant to the Self-Study Steering Committee Chair

Ms. Melany Algarín Figueroa
Administrative Officer

Dr. Farah A. Ramírez Marrero
Reader, editor; Faculty College of Education

Dr. Julio Rodríguez Torres
Reader, editor; Faculty, College of Education

Dr. Carmen H. Rivera Vega
Reader, editor; Faculty, College of Humanities