12 December 2014
Dear Brothers, Partners and Members of the Lasallian Family:
A proposition of the 45th General Chapter calls for the Brother Superior to appoint a General Councilor to accompany our association for the educational mission, particularly Lasallian Higher Education. I am happy to announce the appointment of Brother Gustavo Ramírez Barba to this position. Brother Gustavo is presently the Visitor of México-Norte.
Brother Gustavo, who holds a doctorate from the University of San Francisco in the United States, has served as president of Universidad La Salle Noroeste in Ciudad Obregón and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. He has served as RELAL’s Secretary for Mission and as a Regional Director for the International Association of Lasallian Universities. He was a delegate to the 45th General Chapter (2014) and the 2nd International Mission Assembly (2013) as well as a member of the 44th General Chapter Preparatory Commission. Brother Gustavo is highly respected by Brothers and Partners and communicates with them in Spanish, French and English, the three official languages of the Institute.
Please join me in thanking Brother Gustavo for accepting my invitation to serve the Institute as a General Councilor. As I welcome him to this position of fraternal leadership, I am confident that his contributions will significantly enhance our global Lasallian mission of Christian and human education.
Brother Robert Schieler, FSC