The USIL Educational Corporation decided to expand its investments in the state of Florida, the heart of the Hispanic world in the United States, where one out of every four inhabitants is of Latino origin.
USIL will invest US$45 million over the next three years in one of the 20 largest and strongest economies in the world. In terms of GDP, the state of Florida is larger than Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, and the Netherlands.
The president and founder of USIL, Raúl Diez Canseco Terry, said the goal is to provide the best educational service to the Hispanic population of this area, which has one of the highest levels of education in the United States.
It is estimated that nearly one million Latinos in Florida have higher education, and another four million are seeking to improve their technical and professional training.
"We target that universe of people who seek to improve their standard of living by investing in their education. Today we are San Ignacio University (SIU). We have taken a great step in this gateway to the Hispanic community, after overcoming the harsh demands of the American educational system. We are the first university of Peruvian origin in the United States of America," said Diez Canseco Terry.
Likewise, USIL Executive President Luciana de la Fuente highlighted the university's role in improving opportunities for the Hispanic community in this southern region of the United States. "Our vocation goes beyond educating. We form ethical citizens, entrepreneurs, and innovators committed to their environment and willing to maintain a healthy life," she said.
Improvement of Perú Square in Paterson, New Jersey, USA
With the presence of the mayor of Lima, Jorge Muñoz, USIL signed an agreement with the mayor of Paterson, André Sayegh, to carry out an architectural improvement project in Perú Square, the emblematic street of the Peruvian community in Paterson.
The project, in which USIL architecture students have participated, aims to harmonize and decorate facades, pedestrian zones, rest areas, and bus stops.
San Ignacio University held an evening of party and fireworks at a gala dinner to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the USIL Educational Corporation, which was attended by prominent personalities from the political, academic, diplomatic, and business sectors.
The mayor-elect of Lima, Jorge Muñoz, and his deputy mayor, Miguel Romero, who is also dean of the USIL Architecture School were among the guests. Also in attendance were the mayor of Paterson, André Sayegh; the mayor of Sweetwater, Orlando López; the Peruvian ambassador to the United States, Carlos Pareja; and the president of USF, Judith Genshaft, among others.