Carlos H. García, Senior Consultant, AGB Consulting


Carlos H. García, EdD, is the chief of staff and director of institutional relations at CETYS University, an internationally accredited university system in northwestern Mexico. He has been involved in external relations for more than 20 years, having served as system director for advancement and campus president at CETYS Ensenada (2004-2009) and CETYS International Campus (2011-2016), and currently serving as a system head of institutional relations, overseeing alumni relations and communications and supporting board development efforts.

García has served as secretary to the board of CETYS for more than 10 years and staffed the trusteeship committee during that period. He has repeatedly served as a liaison with external consultants in governance matters and was the primary point of contact for a multiyear restructuring process of the IENAC Board of Directors, for which the institution was recognized with AGB’s prestigious John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership, thus becoming the first institution outside the United States to receive the award.

García has served as a resource and consultant for other universities seeking to enhance governance. In addition to formal preparation in institutional advancement that includes the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, years of experience in business promoting organizational development inform his understanding of the mindset of trustees and volunteers from the private sector.

García is active in several higher education organizations, including AGB, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the American Council on Education. He has been a board member of COPARMEX (Mexico’s leading business organization), the Economic Development Corporation, the Red Cross, Caracol Science Museum, and Rotary International (D-4100), among others.

Professional Credentials

García earned an EdD from City University in Seattle, Washington, and an MBA from CETYS University.