The GCREAS Agency has recently added four new engineering careers to its portfolio of programs evaluated. One of these careers was the Civil Engineering program at Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña, UNPHU.

Once the University faculty and staff received a GCREAS Peer-Friend workshop on self-evaluation and completed their Self-Evaluation Study, a peer evaluator team, presided by Dr. Yajaira Mejía of the City College of New York, visited the UNPHU campus and made the corresponding on-site inspection. The team, which also included Dr. Humberto Rodríguez, of the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, UTP, and Eng. Martín Abbot of the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo, INTEC, submitted the corresponding report of its findings to the GCREAS Accreditation Council. 

Final meeting of the Evaluation Visit to UNPHU´s Civil Engineering Program. At center: Dr. Hugo Pirela, GCREAS Executive Director; to his right: Dr. Yajaira Mejía, of the City College of New York, Evaluation Team Leader. To the left of Dr. Pirela: Dr. José Rafael Espaillat, UNPHU´s Vice-Chancellor. On the far right: Eng. Manuel Troncoso, UNPHU´s Dean Emeritus of Engineering. To the right of Dr. Mejía: team members, Dr. Humberto Rodriguez of UTP, Panama and Eng. Martin Abbot, M.Sc. of Universidad INTEC, D.R.