Lago, Baldomero
CIO / Vice-Rector for Global Engagement
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UVU Chief International Officer
Official Representative to the United Nations - DPI
Associate Professor of Language Pedagogy                                                                                          

Vicerrector Internacional                                                           
Profesor Doctor Titular de Universidad

Hon. Consul of Spain, State of Utah                                                                                
Knight Commander - Royal Order of Civil Merit, Kingdom of Spain

A native of Santander, Spain Dr. Lago arrived to the US in 1987 to embark on an educational journey as a first generation college student. Now as the Chief International Officer for Utah Valley University, Dr. Lago organizes and manages UVU’s global and intercultural academic initiatives; working mainly with external communities including the Governor´s Office of Economic Development of the State of Utah, The United Nations, World Trade Center and many other organizations, chambers, and global companies.  

Prior to his current post, Dr. Lago dedicated his professional career as a professor of language pedagogy and has presented his teaching philosophy and research in Europe, the Americas and Asia. He received his undergraduate and post graduate degrees in the US and returned to his home country to complete a doctorate degree in instructional technology.  As a service to his country and to the local community since 1999, Dr. Lago fulfills his appointment as the Honorary Consul of Spain and is the past-president of the Utah Consular Corps.  In addition, he has served as President of the World Trade Association of Utah and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy and the University of Utah Masters Program on International Affairs and Global Enterprise.

In his work at UVU, Dr. Lago enjoys working with his colleagues by developing global academic partnerships and hosting diplomats.  Some of his favorite pastimes include the arts, classical music, current events, history and spending time with his family.  On Oct 2016, Dr. Lago was awarded the title of Knight Commander of the Royal Order of Civil Merit by King Phillip VI of Spain.