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University Governance



The Consiliatura is formed by the University President who is its Chair, five Consiliarios and the Colegiales de Numero, and is the highest governing body of Universidad del Rosario. This university body advises the University President in all aspects of his work, manages institutional assets, and approves the annual income and expenditure budgets, among other functions attributed to it by the Old and New University Constitutions.

The Consiliarios are five persons elected by an electoral body composed of the University President and the Colegiales de Numero who are active at the time when the University President calls the Electoral College. The Colegiales de Numero are active for a period of four years with the possibility of being reelected indefinitely. In turn, the Consiliarios and the Colegiales de Numero are responsible for electing the University President during the respective Electoral College convened by the Consiliatura.

The elected Consiliarios for the currente period are:

Alejandro Useche Arévalo

Alejandro Useche Arévalo - Elected

Rosarista Economist
College Professor - President of the Academic Committee of the Securities Market Self-regulator

Martha Isabel Woodcock

Martha Isabel Woodcock Salas - Elected

Rosarista Economist
Executive President of Banco Santander - Colombia


Merlín Patricia Grueso Hinestroza

UR STEAM Director


Alberto Fergusson Bermúdez

Tenured Professor at the Center for Psychosocial Studies Universidad del Rosario


Manuel Velasco Durán

Collegian of Distinction

Rector Universidad del Rosario - Gustavo Quintero Hernandez

Rector’s Office

  • Electing a Rector involves a democratic process, in which the Collegians of Distinction and the Councilors have the right to vote.
  • The Rector’s term is four years, starting from October 25 of the election year, and they may only be reelected for two consecutive terms.
  • The Rector is responsible for governing the Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, in accordance with the constitutions and the provisions of the Board of Councilors.
  • Dr. Gustavo Adolfo Quintero-Hernández has assumed the role of acting Rector of Universidad del Rosario, effective April 18, 2024.

Dr. Gustavo Adolfo Quintero Hernández holds a medicine degree and a master’s degree in general surgery from Universidad del Rosario. He has completed postgraduate studies in medical microbiology at the University of London, hepatobiliary surgery and transplants at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, hospital management at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, and creative writing at the University of Salamanca.

He is a tenured professor at the Universidad del Rosario. Until January 31 of this year, he served as the dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition, he is a researcher, consultant, and national and international lecturer. His specialisms include infection, hepatobiliary surgery, organ transplants, patient safety, educational quality assurance, higher education, and pedagogical innovation.

He has also served as the Governor for Colombia of the American College of Surgeons, Deputy Executive Director of the Latin American Federation of Surgery (FELAC), project manager for the preoperative creation of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of the Andes, director of education at the Education Resources Office of the Pan American Federation of Associations of Medical Schools (FEPAFEM), executive director of the Surgical Infection Society of Latin America, rapporteur and member of the Expert Commission for the Transformation of Medical Education in Colombia for the Health and Social Protection and National Education Ministries. Additionally, he has served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Colombian Association of Medical Schools (ASCOFAME).

He is a researcher in the Medical Education in Health research group and the Translational Microbiology Studies and Emerging Diseases research group (MICROS) at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at Universidad del Rosario. Through these groups, he conducts research in the fields of medical education and microbiome and surgery. He has published 10 books, 28 book chapters, and 74 articles in indexed scientific journals.


Vice Rector’s Office



Secretaria General

General Secretary