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About us

Since 1959, Rochester College has been educating confident leaders. Thousands of men and women carry their voices around the world, leaving a common footprint: global and integral citizens aware of their environment. We are grateful to our directors, who have known how to channel that differentiating seal that allows us to balance tradition and innovation with a vision of the future.

Executive committee

Board of Directors

Daniel Aljure Chalela

Honorary Member of the Board of Directors


Bachelor of Science and Chemical Engineer from the National University of Colombia.

Master and PhD in Chemical Engineering, The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, USA

Former manager of the Ecopetrol refinery

Former manager of Rochester College


Honorary member of the Board of Directors.


Juan Pablo Aljure León

President of Rochester College

Electrical Engineer, Texas A&M

Master of Education, Texas A&M

Master in Environmental Resource Management, Florida Institute of Technology.

Senior Instructor at William Glasser International, specializing in systems thinking, teaching for understanding, cooperative learning and Choice Theory Schools.


Patricia Aljure León

Vice President of the Board of Directors
Vice President of Rochester School Relations

Professional in Modern Languages, Universidad de los Andes

Specialization in Business Translation, University of London Union, London, United Kingdom

Bachelor of Arts, English Major, College of Saint Teresa, U.S.A.

Translator & Official Conference Interpreter, Ministry of Justice, Resolution 2428 dec1990, Colombia

Advanced Level Certification, Theory of Choice, William Glasser International

Former Procurement Analyst and Contract Administrator, BP Exploration Company (Colombia) Limited

Negotiation Skills Seminars, BP Exploration, Colombia

Education Symposiums, Bogotá, Colombia


Iliana Aljure León

President of the Rochester Educational Foundation

B.S.C. in Bacteriology, Universidad de los Andes.

Master's Degree in Dance Education, New York University.

Specialist in brain-compatible pedagogy, Jensen Learning Corporation and Choice Theory Schools.


Jose Vargas Caicedo


Economist from the Universidad de los Andes, Postgraduate in Business Administration at the College of Business Administration of the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and doctoral level studies in Law at the Externado University of Colombia. Diploma in Senior Management from Uniandes, and in Senior Management in Corporate Reputation from Externado de Colombia. Diploma in Boards of Directors of Uniandes and the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá. 


20 years as CEO in companies in the real estate and construction sectors. 25 years as a member of Boards of Directors in the educational, industrial, financial and construction sectors. 20 years as a teacher and researcher at the Externado University of Colombia. 22 years as a consultant in the areas of corporate governance, family business management and family business protocols. 


Ricardo Lozano Forero

Lawyer, Universidad del Rosario

Administrative Law Specialist


Former Ambassador of Colombia in Venezuela, Ecuador, Spain and other countries.


Juan Carlos Salcedo Segura

Assistant to the Board of Directors.

I have been at school for 17 years, I am a professional in Administration from the Grancolombiano Polytechnic; During the purchase of the lot and the construction of the school I was the Coordinator of the New Headquarters Project; I worked for more than 24 years in the insurance, stock and financial sector with multinational and local companies.

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