The swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected authorities took place at the facilities of Yachay Tech University. The event was attended by academic and administrative staff, students, special guests, representatives of the Secretariat of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (Senescyt), the Higher Education Council (CES) and local authorities of the province.

The Ceremony began upon verification of Quorum of the Supervisory and Institutional Strengthening Commission (CIFI) and reading of the Agenda by Marco Echeverría, Secretary General in Charge. The Rector and President of the CIFI inaugurated the session.

Hernando López, MSc, CES delegate, began his speech by saying: “after two years of intervention, today marks the end of an arduous stage with the new authorities taking office, the result of the joint work of many people. We have to continue working together with Yachay so that it becomes established as a great university. I am pleased that the consolidation process of the university continues. Congratulations to the entire university community for this achievement as is the election of the collegiate body”.

Yachay Tech has worked with the Supervisory and Institutional Strengthening Commission since January 17, with authorities committed to leaving the university institutionalized.

Diego Perez, EdD., Rector-President of the CIFI, began his speech by greeting attendees and special guests, to later highlight the entire trajectory and work of the CIFI, focused on 5 macro processes and 23 processes to overcome the reason why the University was intervened. In addition, he stressed the consolidation of the research subsystem, with 2 actions that allowed for comprehensive planning until 2024, thus complying with 100% of the intervention process.

After that, the Deed of Appointment of the new authorities of Yachay Tech University was read by the Secretary General.




Principal and Alternate Representative of Employees and Workers for a two-year term: Magister Diego Ignacio Rueda Paredes – Principal Member and Magister Lizbeth Alexandra Cartagena Calderón – Alternate Member.


Principal Member: Jeyson Patricio Alomoto Catota

Alternate Member: María Belén Terán Villegas


Principal Member: Diego Alfonso Almeida Gallárraga, PhD.

Alternate Member: Josephine Sylvian Javens, M.A.

Principal Member: Master Lola María de Lima Eljuri

Alternate Member: Yaniel Misael Vásquez Taset, PhD.

Principal Member: Rigoberto Salomón Fonseca, PhD.

Alternate Member: Raiza Ivanova Torres Ramírez, M.A.

Principal Member: Rafaela María Vinueza Beltrán, M.A.

Alternate Member: Fabián Mauricio Gaibor Monar, M.A.

Principal Member: Carlos Alberto Reinoso Jerez, PhD.

Alternate Member: Caterine Yesenia Carrasco Montesdeoca, M.A.


Additionally, the Rector and Academic Vice Rector were sworn in for a five-year term, from December 23, 2022, to December 23, 2027.

Andrés Rosales, recently elected as the new rector of Yachay Tech, greeted the attendees during his speech and stated: “it is a privilege to be here and address you as the first elected rector of one of the most important universities in the country. A little over a month ago I received a proposal that I take on responsibly today, with my vocation and experience to guarantee a quality public education. As rector I want this to be a space that allows us to understand our social, cultural and academic dynamics in one of the best universities”.

Finally, Rosales said “Yachay Tech must go beyond political ideologies. It must be an example of cohesion. I applaud your tenacity to defending the institution. Thank you for being here.”

Judith Vanegas, Academic Vice Rector, stated: “I feel honored to start this position with dedication and responsibility. Teamwork is the foundation for achieving the objective: the institutionalization of this university. I reiterate my commitment as head of the vice-rectorate of this university and it fills me with pride and joy to be here at the head of this emblematic university.” She thanked the CIFI for fulfilling one of the main objectives of the university and the organizations that regulate the work of the universities.

Lastly, Vanegas thanked the Technical University of Manabí for their support and her family and the people she has collaborated with during the construction of this new phase. She finished by saying: “We will build a new family here at Yachay Tech. From that, we will design the algorithm that will allow us to build the university of our dreams.”


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