New Rectors for the CEU Universities San Pablo and Cardenal Herrera

September 2019

The Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU’s Board of Trustees has named Rosa Visiedo as the new Rector of the Universidad San Pablo in Madrid, who has been until now the Rector of the Universidad Cardenal Herrera in Valencia; and they have named Vicente Navarro as Rector of this second educational institution.

Rosa Visiedo Claverol is Barcelonian by birth and Valencian by adoption. Her educational activity and university administration have always been linked to the Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera. She graduated in 1992, with Extraordinary Mention, in Information Sciences in the then Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Información San Pablo-CEU, which was affiliated to the Universidad Politécnica in Valencia. Afterwards, she received her doctorate in Information Sciences (Marketing) from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid.

Professor of Communication and Marketing since 1996, Rosa Visiedo has occupied numerous relevant positions at the Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera. In the beginning of the decade of 2000, she was responsible for the communication campaigns during several years. In 2002, she became Dean of the Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences. Three years later, she was named Vice Rector of Communication, Quality and European Convergence. In 2007, Vice Rector of Students and Quality and, in 2008, she assumed the position of Secretary General of the University. Finally, since October of 2011, she has served as Rector.

The author of numerous publications, Visiedo has been a member of important international scientific committees, has directed various doctoral dissertations, and has participated in diverse investigation projects as well as in many seminars and conferences related to her area of expertise. Among the most significant awards that she has received, the Isabel Ferrer Award 2013 should be mentioned, which is given by the Valencia Regional Government to persons who are distinguished by their work towards the equality of opportunities between men and women.

As for Professor Vicente Navarro de Luján, he will take over the Rectorate of the Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera in Valencia in replacement of Doctor Visiedo.

Doctor in Law and born in Valencia, Navarro de Luján has developed his academic career linked to the CEU in Valencia since its origins. Already in 1971, being a student of Law, he collaborated with the founders of the CEU in their first classes in this city. In the academic year 1979-1980 he was incorporated into the faculty of the CEU San Pablo in Valencia as a professor of Natural Law and Philosophy of Law. Two years later he was named Director of the Institute of Postgraduate Studies of the CEU San Pablo in Valencia from where he pushed forward the implementation of degrees in Information Sciences in Valencia: Journalism, Publicity, Public Relations and Audiovisual Communication. He was the founder of the Faculty of Information Sciences at the CEU San Pablo in Valencia and its Dean from 1986 until 1996. In those years he supported the creation of the Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera.

He has held several positions at the Fundación Universitaria San Pablo-CEU in the Valencian Community: Sub-Director General (1996-2000) and Director of the Centers (2000-2003). During the term of Rector Rosa Visiedo, he has been Director of Social and Cultural Outreach at the Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera. Throughout these years he has given classes on the subjects of Information Law and on Public Liberties.

He has been a practicing member of the Illustrious Bar Associations of Valencia and Cuenca since 1976, with his professional practice in Valencia, and is President of the National Board of Spain’s Social Weeks, appointed by the Episcopal Conference. Vicente Navarro de Luján’s relationship with Valencian society includes various areas: collaborator of the main national and local communications media, member of the Board of Trustees of the Fundación Asindown and member of the Directive Council of the Fundación Manuel Broseta’s Association of Friends.

Sources: Universities’ institutional web sites.