Hector Escamilla is Vice President of Development at Tecnologico de Monterrey University, a private non-for-profit university system in Mexico. He served for almost 11 years as President of Tecmilenio University, Mexico, focused on providing the highest return on investment in education that translated into high employment rates and enhanced student wellbeing, happiness and purpose in life. He led a team that initiated a disruptive innovation process developing a vision that embraces wellbeing for students, faculty and administrators based on the science of Positive Psychology. Martin Seligman recognized Tecmilenio University as the first Positive University in the world.
He has held positions as professor, chairman, dean of extension and President of the Tecnologico de Monterrey University Campus San Luis Potosí. He has a BS in Plant Science from Tecnologico de Monterrey, a M.Sc. from Michigan State University and a PhD from Texas A&M University. He is member of the Board of the International Positive Education Network (IPEN).