April 2015, Volume 19, Number 2

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Banco Santander Becomes Founding Member of MDC’s GOBERNA

Ana Botín
Banco Santander Executive Chair Ana Botín signed the GOBERNA agreement at MDC.

Miami Dade College has signed an agreement with Spain’s renowned Banco Santander to advance programming in its groundbreaking GOBERNA Las Américas – Miami School of Government. The School of Government was created last November as a partnership of MDC with the Ortega-Marañón Foundation of Spain. The purpose is to advance the professional development of current and future public service officials throughout Latin America as well as Hispanic public sector leaders in the U.S. Ana Botín, who became executive chair of Banco Santander in 2014, has prioritized programs for college students. Among Fortune 500 companies, Banco Santander is the leader in investment in education. Through its Santander Universities, it has awarded more than 218,000 scholarships to college students, investing more than 1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in education in the past 18 years.


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