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    Dr. Jesus R. Rivas, PhD & EdD; runs Tecana American University (TAU), of the USA as academic director and CEO since 2002 and he is also a current Professor of TAU Graduate School of Management; and Associate Professor of Law. Membership of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI).

    Professor Rivas obtained his Doctoral degree (PhD) in Business Administration – Management in 1981, he also has a Bachelor´s degree and Masters´s degree (MBA) in these areas. By the year 2002 obtained a Doctorate of Education with a major in Guidance and Counseling. Studies of Laws in Commercial Law, 2001; Master of Science in Organizational Psychology.

    TAU, 2004-2007 Post-doctoral Program in Higher Education Administration.

    Dr. Jesus R. Rivas is a individual member of ICDE (International Council For Open And Distance Education). International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization in formal consultative relations with UNESCO and serves as the global membership organization for online, open and flexible education. ICDE is committed to the new global sustainability development goal: «Education 2030: Towards inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all». ICDE, focusing on higher education, provides a global network for institutions, associations and individuals involved in this area. ICDE’s Permanent Secretariat and headquarter is based in Oslo.

    Official Representative of TAU at AIEA – Association of International Education Administrators| WFA Member – (Western Finance Association) | ADEIL Member – (Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning).

    Member of the EPALE community! (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe).

    2016 Dr. Jesús Reinaldo Rivas has been nominated for the Europe Business Assembly Prestigious International award in education sphere “Manager of the Year” (The official edition of European scientific, business and creative elite).  More Info / Invitation.   Programme.

    Nominated for the Europe Business Assembly Prestigious International Award in the field of science and education and invited to join the Oxford Rectors’Club (The Club of the Rectors of Europe CRE) – 2013. More info …

    Systems Analyst graduated in 1976 (ICB).

    Studies in Public Administration (ENAP).

    1974-1997 Carried out advanced studies in Banking, Systems Analysis, Information Systems-Computer Science, General Bank Management and Executive Legal Analysis, areas where he developed important careers at commercial banks occupying top managerial positions for more than 25 years.

    1991, The George Washington University Certificate QUALITY for BANKERS and FINANCIAL MANAGERS, International Continuing Engineering Education Program.

    1984-1994 Studies of Psychoanalysis and Continuous Medical Education. Strategic Psychotherapist (Post-Graduate). Credentials in Naturopathic (ND) & Homeopathic Medicine (1992),  Studies of Science in Alternative Medicine. Has over 20 years experience in Holistic General Practice.


    All the best from Dr. Jesus R. Rivas

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