Nexus University


Nexus University

Nexus University is a Branch Campus of Universidad Mayor, which is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Nexus University brand is part of Universidad Mayor’s strategic expansion into the global educational community. The University provides Programs focused on niche fields in high demand by the current markets. We aim to form partnerships with organizations in the business and healthcare sectors, supporting working professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and advance their careers through a Higher Education degree.

Universidad Mayor's history

Three decades have passed since the Universidad Mayor began the noble task of contributing to the development of its native country Chile through the creation of educated, innovative professionals and entrepreneurs. Our 30 years speak of a history of sustained growth, innovation and leadership in Higher Education. The first example of this spirit is evident in our foundation in 1988, when instead of creating an alternative education that would venture into low investment careers, also called "chalk and blackboard", we decided to bet on a scientific-technological training offer. Civil Engineering and Architecture were our first two careers, constituting an unprecedented event in the concert of the nascent private system of Higher Education.
In 1989, we were the first private university to create careers in Agronomy and Forestry Engineering, and in 1991 the first to teach Veterinary Medicine. Six years later, we ratified our leadership by creating the School of Dentistry. At the same time, we bid farewell to the 20th century by taking a development decision that makes us proud: the creation of Temuco headquarters, a resolution that made us the first autonomous private university to establish a regional headquarters. Our path in university education was further enhanced by the creation of new careers in health and the implementation of their respective laboratories and clinics. By 2004 we had a dental, kinesthetic, speech-language and psychological clinic.
We were accredited by the National Undergraduate Commission (CNAP) in 2005, which was renewed in 2010 for 5 more years in the areas of institutional management and undergraduate teaching. In 2011, Universidad Mayor entered the select group of eight (8) private universities that were assigned to the Unique System of Admission to Chilean Universities. During 2013 and 2014, we deepened our development in research, creating the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, which operates under the auspices of the also founded Faculty of Sciences. Together, they started the Doctorate in Integrative Genomics, unique in Chile.
Not satisfied with our local achievement and responding to our spirit of excellence and leadership, we decided in 2005 to start an international accreditation process with the recognized North American accreditation agency, Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). In 2010 we became the first Chilean university to prove its quality under international standards. The MSCHE found that Universidad Mayor satisfactorily met the 22 eligibility requirements and 14 quality standards required of universities in the United States.
In 2015, the university reaffirmed its quality through two reaccreditations. First, in May, Universidad Mayor was reaccredited by National Accreditation Agency (CAN) for a period of 5 years in the areas of Institutional Management and Undergraduate Teaching. In July, the MSCHE reaccredited the University for 10 years, after review of a self-study report and an inspection of peer evaluators. These achievements make us proud and reaffirm our commitment to deliver an education of excellence, with the highest national and international quality standards.
Based on these affirmations to quality, in 2017 Universidad Mayor established Nexus University in Miami, Florida as a branch campus. Nexus University offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of business and healthcare.

Vision & Mission

Vision Statement

Nexus University, a branch campus of Universidad Mayor is dedicated to being recognized as a university that offers its stakeholders an experience focused in academic excellency within an institutional culture of dynamic approach to education and, student-centric philosophy that encourages engagement with culturally diverse local and global communities.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to form professionals through educational experiences that stimulate ethical behavior, as well as an attitude of enterprise, innovation, leadership and respect for cultural and social diversity. To do so we provide undergraduate and graduate programs of excellence and perform activities that generate, articulate and disseminate knowledge that contribute to the national community in the cultural, educational, social and economic fields, considering the context of a global world and the norms of scientific rigor.


Administrators/Officers of Nexus University

Dr. Yamil Guevara
Executive Director
Director School of Business (Interim)
  • Ph.D. in Organization and Management - Capella University
  • Master of Science in Economics - Florida Atlantic University- College of Business
  • Master of Business Administration - Keller Graduate School of Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology/Law and Society- the University of California, Riverside
  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts - Los Angeles Southwest College
Dr. Janie Bailey
Director of Academic Affairs
Director of School and Health Science and Nursing
  • Ph.D. in Education emphasis: Nursing Education – Capella University
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Clarkson College
  • Master of Science in Educational Administration and Supervision – University of Memphis
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – University of Memphis
Dawn Lawson
Director of Enrollment
  • Masters in Healthcare Administration - University of Phoenix
  • Masters in International Development - University of the West Indies
  • Bachelors in Management - University of the West Indies
Mónica Hernández
Director of Student Services
  • Bachelors of Marketing and Business Administration – Bonaterra University
Natalia Robles
Registrar/Student Services
  • Bachelors in Management/Marketing – Innova College
  • Bachelors in Economics- Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Jessica Suito
Director of Finance
  • Bachelors in Business Administration - Inst. Of Business Administration

Administrators/Officers of Universidad Mayor

Board of Directors

Erich Villasenor Maldonado (Chairman)
Ricardo García (President)
Rubén Covarrubias Giordano
Rene Salame Martin
Francisco Varela Noguera
Jorge Prado Aranguiz
Pilar Vergara Tagle

Executive Directors - University Authorities

Rubén Covarrubias Giordano
Víctor Polanco
Academic Vice President
Patricio Manque
Vice Rector - Research
Héctor Meyer
Vice Rector of Quality Assurance and Planning
Mario F. Herane
Vice Chancellor of Development and Management

Accreditation & Licenses

Statement of Accreditation

Nexus University is a branch campus of Universidad Mayor. Universidad Mayor, including its branch campuses is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680. Students can access further information on accreditation at or 267-284-5000.


Nexus University is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License #3985. The Commission for Independent Education has statutory responsibilities in matters relating to nonpublic, postsecondary, educational institutions. In keeping with the Florida Department of Education goal of producing a seamless educational system, some of these functions include consumer protection, program improvement, institutional policies and administration, data management, and the licensure of independent schools, and universities. The Florida Commission for Independent Education has licensed Nexus University as an educational facility approved to provide Bachelor, Masters and Post Graduate Certificate programs in the state of Florida.
“Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Florida Commission for Independent Education at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684”.


Nexus University is always interested in talented individuals who are looking to further their own careers by helping others achieve their educational goals. Please, download this form and forward your resume/CV along with the completed form to

Contact Us

Nexus University
Location: 111 NE 1st Street, 3rd floor
Miami, FL 33132
Phone: +1 800-758-0100


Here is our Directory in alphabetical order:

Rosa Arjona-Medina

Associate Director of Enrollment

Phone: 305-537-4804

Dr. Janie Bailey

Director of Academic Affairs

Director of School and Health Science and Nursing

Phone: 305-575-1270

Dr. Yamil Guevara

Executive Director

Director of School of Business (Interim)

Phone: 305-575-1236

Mónica Hernández

Director of Student Services

Phone: 305-575-1233

Dawn Lawson

Director of Enrollment

Phone: 305-537-4802

Natalia Robles

Registrar/Student Services

Phone: 305-575-1252

Jessica Suito

Director of Finance

Phone: 305-575-1240