Antonio José Dieck-Assad

President, Universidad de Monterrey

Dr. Antonio José Dieck-Assad is renowned in the academic community for his leadership in projects promoting educational quality.

Currently, he is the President of the Universidad de Monterrey, an institution he first joined as Vice-President of Higher Education. He has reaffirmed his commitment to preserving the virtues of the university’s unique model, while, at the same time, solidifying its position as an undisputable leader in the area of teaching-learning effectiveness.

Prior to joining the Universidad de Monterrey, Dr. Dieck was the Director of The School of Graduates in Business Management at the Technológico de Monterrey. While there, he was also the director of the undergraduate and graduated division of online education and director of marketing in the same unit. Furthermore, he was the director of the Global MBA Graduates Program (linked to Thunderbird, The Graduate School of International Management).

Apart from his administrative work, he taught industrial engineering and business Dr. Dieck has worked in research, consulting and educational programs for organizations such as FEMSA, Cementos Chihuahua, Coca Cola, Vitro, Sony, Gamesa, Corning, Grupo Industrial Saltillo, Hospital San José, Cemex, Ericsson, Renault, Grupo GBM Atlántico, Ternium Hylsa y Trane, Sintec, Thunderbird, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Puentes Consortium, among other.

As a guest speaker, he has spoken in international forums in Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Spain, the United States, France, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. He has also spoken for such groups as the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Council of Logistics Management.

He is certified by the Goldratt Institute in the Theory of Constraints. He has served on the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia’s School of Industrial Engineering, at Saint Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and at Monterrey Tech.

He was president of the Georgia Tech Graduates Association in Mexico; Mexico’s regional vice president of the Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE), president of the Virtual University Academic School, founding member of the International Academy on Technology and Knowledge (AITYC) [Academia Internacional sobre Tecnología y Conocimiento], and acted as the logistical advisor for Regional Competitiveness of the Nuevo Leon State Government.

He is currently a member of the board in the following institutions:Consejo Estatal para la Reconstrucción de Nuevo León (Nuevo Leon Reconstruction State Council), Plan Estatal de Desarrollo (State Development Plan), Secretaría del Trabajo de Nuevo León (Nuevo Leon Labor Secretariat), Secretaría de Educación de Nuevo León (Nuevo Leon Education Secretariat), Secretaría de Ética y Valores del Gobierno de Nuevo León (Nuevo Leon Government Ethics and Values Secretariat), Sintec Consultants, Thunderbird Global Council , Tulane University Business School

In addition, the Universidad de Monterrey seeks to develop the diverse dimensions of the individual. Through leadership, students and graduates are prepared to change their environment for the long term and make communities more committed to the well-being of community members. Under President Dieck-Assad’s leadership, the school received NASPA’s 2011 Best Practices in International Education Award for International Programming for their work with the Global Institute for Leadership and Civic Development for the event: Global Leadership at Panama 2010. In 2011, the school also received their 4th consecutive NASPA Award for Student Philanthropy for UDEM Helps: Developing Civic Engagement, a program founded in 2007 that has hosted different service-learning programs involving international students. At the Center for Solidarity and Philanthropy at UDEM (CESYF), 1,233 students contributed 591,840 hours of service at 155 projects within 66 different programs in the community for projects related to food access, health awareness, environmental sustainability and others. In 2011, UDEM became the first international Campus Compact to nominate a Newman Civic Fellow.