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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tonatiuh Guillén gets second five-year term as president of Colegio de la Frontera Norte

Tonatiuh GuillenTonatiuh Guillén has been given a second five-year term as president of the Colegio de la Frontera Norte, or Colef, located at San Antonio del Mar along the Tijuana-Rosarito toll road.

The decision was announced by Enrique Villa Enrique Villa RiveraRivera, director general of the National Council for Science and Technology (Consejo Nacional para la Ciencia y la Tecnología, or Conacyt).

Among those present at a ceremony marking the event Friday were Baja California's education minister, Javier Santillán Pérez, the rector of the Autonomous University of Baja California, Felipe Cuamea Velázquez, and founding COLEF President Jorge Bustamante.

Colef political scientist/sociologist Víctor Espinoza Valle was the other candidate who vied with Guillén to be the institution's president. Espinoza's column in Thursday's Frontera (PDF). Espinoza bio (PDF).

Guillén, a political sociologist, also used to pen a column in Frontera. His views on what is happening and what he thinks will happen in Mexico often have been shown to be prescient.

Story, Frontera (PDF). Story, El Mexicano (PDF).
Political page, Frontera (PDF).
Story, U-T San Diego.
Political page, El Mexicano (PDF). The PRI-aligned paper took the point of view that Guillén is very close to the PAN.
Colef article on Guillén's reappointment. PDF version.
Guillen's curriculum vitae (PDF).
Guillén's recent tribute to UABC historian David Piñera.