Lunch with Ambassador Ken Salazar


Monday June 6, 2022


Explore with a group of university presidents concrete recommendations and actions to increase student mobility between México and the United States.

On June 6, 2022, Alianza MX partnered with the U.S Embassy in Mexico City and hosted a dialogue between university presidents, government representatives, and the United States Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, within the framework of the Summit of the Americas.  

The main objective of this meeting was to establish an agenda that strengthens academic exchange opportunities between students in the United States and México to engender a competitive North American workforce. 


Welcome and Meeting objectives

Isabel Studer, Director of Alianza MX


Meeting Objectives, Setting the Context

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox, UC Riverside and Executive Sponsor of Alianza MX

Goals to Increase Student Exchanges between the US and Mexico

Ambassador Ken Salazar, U.S Embassy

Dialogue (All)

Opening remarks: Ambassador Marcela Celorio, Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles

Next Steps

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox, UC Riverside
Ambassador Ken Salazar, U.S Embassy

Government Representatives

Ken Salazar, S Ambassador to México, U.S Embassy

Marcela Celorio, Ambassador, Consulate General of México in Los Ángeles

Kerri Hannan, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S Department of State

Ryan Rowlands, Office Director, Public Diplomacy, Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S Department of State

Winnie Hofstetter, Acting Cultural Affairs Officer, Public Affairs Section, US Embassy-Mexico City

Stacy Lomba, S. Department of State

University Representatives

Kim A. Wilcox, Executive Sponsor of Alianza MX/ Chancellor, University of California Riverside

Gene Block, Chancellor, University of California Los Angeles

Henry Yang, Chancellor, University of California Santa Barbara

Erika Beck, President, California State University, Northridge

Francisco C. Rodriguez, Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District

Anthony Bailey, Vice President of Global Engagement, University of Southern California

Isabel Studer, Director, University of California Alianza MX

Silvia Núñez, Director, UNAM-Los Ángeles

Luis Gustavo Padilla Montes, Executive Vice President, University of Guadalajara Foundation USA

Andres Martinez, Special Advisor to the President, Arizona State University