Dr. Paul Sale, provost and vice president for academic affairs at The University of Texas-Pan American, headed a UTPA delegation Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2007 to Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) - Campus Guadalajara, Mexico, where he signed a joint declaration of commitment to strengthen academic relations with ITESM - Campus Guadalajara. The visit reinforced the existing academic collaboration between the two institutions as well as the on-going faculty and student exchange programs between the Colleges of Science and Engineering, and Business Administration of these institutions. ITESM - Campus Guadalajara has committed to send more students to participate in the Plastics/Mecatronics Program and the Study Abroad Program in Salamanca, Spain. The Mexican partner institution also expressed strong interest in joint research and teaching opportunities for faculty members of both institutions. Pictured at the signing ceremony are front left to right Ing. Victor Gutiérrez, president of ITESM - Campus Guadalajara; Sale; and Ing. Alfonso Pompa Padilla, regional president for the ITESM system. Rear left to right are Ing. Francisco Huerta, director for Academic Services (ITESM - Campus Guadalajara); Dr. Edwin LeMaster, dean, College of Science and Engineering (UTPA); Dr. Miguel Gonzalez, associate dean, School of Engineering (UTPA); Marilu Salazar, director, Office of International Programs (UTPA); and Dr. John Sargent, associate professor, College of Business Administration (UTPA).