College of Education
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
Dr. Meléndez Alicea has more than three decades of experience in the field of distance education. He published his first article on the subject in 1990, and a book in 1999. In 2014, he was awarded by Universia for creating and facilitating the best MOOC in Latin America. He has presented on the topic of distance education in more than 15 countries. He was PI of the study of the theory and practice of distance education in Puerto Rico for the State Department in 2016. This study is ongoing.
Dr. Meléndez has post doctoral studies on distance education evaluation. He is an active member of the Puerto Rican Evaluation Society and author of several articles and book chapters on the subject of evaluation in distance education. He currently facilitates distance learning courses for the Department of Graduate Studies, at the College of Education, of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.
Coordinador, Educación a Distancia
Diseñador Instruccional, Proyecto Titulo V
Antonio L. Delgado Pérez, posee un bachillerato en Telecomunicación (Especialidad en Producción para la Radio y TV) y un máster en Sistemas de Instrucción y Tecnología Educativa (Especialidad en Uso Educativo de la Computadora y Diseño Instruccional) de la Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (USC).
Actualmente labora como Coordinador del Proyecto de Educación a Distancia y Diseñador Instruccional del Proyecto Título V en la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo (UPRA). También ofrece conferencias, charlas y talleres de capacitación edu-tecnológica a la comunidad docente del recinto. Es docente virtual internacional en el Programa de Maestría con mención en Tecnología Educativa, en la Universidad de San Martín de Porres (Lima, Perú). Cuenta con experiencia de freelancer educativo colaborando con diferentes instituciones educativas de nivel superior y organismos educativos independientes. Ha sido profesor en el Departamento de Educación Elemental (UPRA), Departamento de Educación (AU) y Departamento de Ciencias Naturales (USC).
By Laws established under its ARTICLE VII, the institution of a Retired Members Advisory Board.
The Board of Directors may appoint an Advisory Board which would provide non-binding strategic advise to the Consortium. Its members may be nominated and invited to participate with voice but no vote in Board of Directors meetings. Individuals that have served with distinction for five or more years in
the Board of Directors are eligible to be appointed in this exceptional Advisory Board. The term of service shall be of two years. Advisory Board members may serve multiple terms. During 2018 Summer Board Meeting at Bronx Community College, HETS officers unanimously approved the candidates for the first inductees positions. HETS proudly welcomes and presents the members of this exclusive committee of distinguished professionals as follows (to read a brief bio click on each name):
The main role of the excel nominees is to provide non-binding strategic advice to the HETS Consortium, through their active participation in Board of Directors meetings. The term of service on this Advisory Board shall be of two years, with the option of serving multiple terms.
Former President, Lehman College
Lehman College is one of the HETS Consortium’s founding members (1993), led by Dr. Ricardo Fernández, who served as President of the institution for 26 years. Dr. Fernández made extraordinary contributions to the HETS Consortium as Chairman (2001-2004), and Vice Chairman (1998 to 2000). He was also a very active member of the Board and showed his genuine interest in the progress of the organization throughout his 24 years of involvement in the organization. On HETS 10th Anniversary in 2003, Dr. Fernández was recognized as Board Member of the Year for his commitment to the Consortium. Under his leadership, Lehman College sponsored several HETS meetings and events throughout the organization’s history.
“Every ending is a new beginning. As we look forward to another commencement, I am preparing to end my tenure as the President of Lehman College. This was not an easy decision; nor was it one that I made lightly. But after twenty-six years at the helm of Lehman College I can look back at my first day here—September 1, 1990—and the two-and-a-half decades that followed with immense pride at the things we have accomplished.” To visit Lehman’s College page honoring Dr. Ricardo R. Fernández leadership go to: Dr. Ricardo R. Fernández Looks Back at His 26-Year Presidency. Dr. Fernández was inducted, as one of the first members to the HETS Advisory Committee on July 2018.
Queensborough Community College, CUNY, New York,
former Vice Chancellor
Community Colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY), and
former HETS Chairman
Eduardo Martí, served as Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges of the City University of New York and is president emeritus Queensborough Community College. Prior to his experience in NYC, he served as President of Corning Community College of the State University of New York (SUNY), and as President of SUNY’s Tompkins Cortland Community College. Dr. Martí also served as Executive Dean of Tunxis Community College (Campus CEO, CAO) and Acting President of Middlesex Community College, both located in Connecticut Dr. Martí serves on the Board of Trustees of Teachers College at Columbia University, as a member of the Board of Governors of the Council for Aid to Education, and as a member of Gateway to College Board of Directors. Previously, he served as a member of the NYS Governor’s Commission on Educational Reform. Previously, The College Board’s Advisory Board on Community Colleges as well as the Community College Research Center Advisory Board of Teachers College at Columbia University. Additionally, he served as Chair of the Board for the Hispanic Educational Telecommunications System (HETS). Having previously served on the Board of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), he was elected once again in March 2009-11. He was elected as a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in October 2010. In 2011 he was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg to serve on the Panel for Educational Policy of the NYC Department of Education
Three times a graduate of New York University, Dr. Martí holds the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees in biology from the institution. He is the recipient of the Founders Day Award from New York University and was chosen as the recipient of the New York University Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in November 2007. In October 2008, the New York Post honored Dr. Marti with their Liberty Medal Award as a champion of human rights. He was previously named to the Honor Roll of the Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. As the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad award, he spent June 2004 traveling in China with leaders of minority serving institutions. Dr. Martí was inducted, as one of the first members to the HETS Advisory Committee on July 2018.