Harvard-trained Condo comes to our campus with a rich record of leadership and, only a few weeks into his tenure, a demonstrated ability for building relationships with students, faculty and staff. He is often recognized for his warmth, wisdom and interest in advancing opportunities for women.
His inauguration takes place in Guácimo, Costa Rica on March 9.
Get to know him better in the video below.
Watch this post-appointment interview with the dean here, (Subtitles in English).
“I am proud to be part of the EARTH family,” Carballo said. “I assume this role with responsibility, dedication and ambitions of strengthening students’ deep understanding of livestock. I am here to contribute to the formation of leaders, guided by our institutional mission.”
“I believe it’s important to recognize how rapidly the world changes. The fact remains that the majority of universities design static programs. However, when a graduate enters the working world, he or she realizes that knowledge is constantly evolving,” Róger Castellón, master’s program coordinator, said. “Our professionals must develop an ability to adapt to the future. A master’s in innovation doesn’t allow you to rest on previously acquired knowledge; it compels you to be creative and to have an open mind, so that wherever you arrive, you find success.”
You can find more master’s information here.
According to the two, students pushed for the opportunity to work more with such devices as yet another way to differentiate themselves from other graduating agronomists.
The professors’ objectives include increasing the accessibility of these technologies for the benefit of rural communities and incentivizing students to equip themselves with other skills, such as programming and website/app coding.
“All that we do is done with the notion that it will be accessible, motivating and refreshing for the students,” Soto said. “Of course we want to interest more students in the research and agricultural content generation that helps others. In the end, this is going to generate societal changes and achieve our objectives.”
This year’s edition of the event had an expanded scope. Usually focused on North America, volunteers were able to reach out to donors and graduates from the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe, too.
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“People want to be part of something that contributes to making a difference,” Bleck said. “As the first Cameroonian student in this University, I feel optimistic that Cameroon has joined the fight for a better world. I know I’m in the right place to start my journey toward the improvement of humanity.”
The Class of 2020 is composed of 116 students – 57 women and 59 men – from 29 countries. You can read more about them here.
EARTH Is a private, international, non-profit university dedicated to educating students in agricultural engineering. The University offers educational opportunities to young leaders, mostly coming from rural zones, with scarce resources and with little opportunity to access a university education. More than half of students receive financial support that covers the cost of their education.
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