The meeting began with an account of the activities carried out by the Secretariat after the first meeting of the Board of Directors held in the framework of the Columbus Assembly in Córdoba (Argentina) in June, 2018. Then, the Director of Columbus made a proposal of activities and services to be carried out in 2019. In addition, two vital issues for the life of the association were discussed: the financial and budgetary situation of Columbus and the attraction of new members, trying to identify the best strategies to achieve the adhesion of new universities.
Aditionnally, during the meeting, the new Board of Directors was appointed:
President: Hugo Oscar Juri, Rector of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Vice President: Paulo Jorge Ferreira, Rector of the Universidade de Aveiro
Treasurer: José de Jesús Williams, Rector of the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
The meeting ended with the intervention of the new President of the Board of Directors, highlighting his commitment to work for the interests of Columbus and take forward the projects proposed for this year.