Gustavo Ramirez Barba, FSC, Ed.D.


In this adaptation of his Academic Convocation address delivered at Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, California, April 25, 2012, the author outlines implications of several trends, some specific to Latin America and others internal to the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. From a perspective at once informed and fresh, Brother Gustavo describes several pedagogical and structural innovations that manifest dynamic interactions between regional sociopolitical realities and the transformational movement of association for mission within the Institute, allowing the Lasallian university system to serve as a beacon of hope in the region.


Catholic Higher Education; Lasallian Higher Education; Lasallian Educational Mission;


Association: New, Fruitful Branches Sprouting from a Tercentennial Tree

About the Author

Gustavo Ramirez Barba, FSC, Ed.D.

Brother Gustavo Ramirez-Barba, FSC, who received a doctorate of education degree from the University of San Francisco, currently serves as a General Councilor of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. He is both a former Visitor of the Lasallian District of North Mexico and a former Rector of Universidad La Salle Noreste.

ISSN: 2151-2515
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