12 Notable alumni of
Free University

Free University is 1162nd in the world, 44th in Latin America, and 8th in Colombia by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 12 notable alumni from Free University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Carlos Andrés Pérez

    Carlos Andrés Pérez
    Born in
    Venezuela Flag Venezuela
    Years
    1922-2010 (aged 88)
    Enrolled in Free University
    Studied in 1949-1950
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Carlos Andrés Pérez Rodríguez also known as CAP and often referred to as El Gocho (due to his Andean origins), was a Venezuelan politician and the president of Venezuela from 12 March 1974 to 12 March 1979 and again from 2 February 1989 to 21 May 1993. He was one of the founders of Acción Democrática, the dominant political party in Venezuela during the second half of the twentieth century. His first presidency was known as the Saudi Venezuela due to its economic and social prosperity thanks to enormous income from petroleum exportation. However, his second presidency saw a continuation of the economic crisis of the 1980s, a series of social crises, widespread riots known as Caracazo and two coup attempts in 1992. In May 1993 he became the first Venezuelan president to be forced out of office by the Supreme Court on charges for the embezzlement of 250 million bolívars (roughly 2.7 million US dollars) belonging to a presidential discretionary fund, whose money was used to support the electoral process in Nicaragua and hire bodyguards for President Violeta Chamorro.

  2. Enrique Olaya Herrera

    Enrique Olaya Herrera
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1880-1937 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    publisherjournalistdiplomatlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Enrique Alfredo Olaya Herrera was a Colombian journalist and politician, President of Colombia from August 7, 1930 until August 7, 1934 representing the Colombian Liberal Party.

  3. Jorge Barón

    Jorge Barón
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    economisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Jorge Eliécer Barón Ortíz is a Colombian television presenter, media personality and businessman.

  4. María Luisa Piraquive

    María Luisa Piraquive
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    autobiographersinger
    Biography

    María Luisa Piraquive, Maria Luisa Piraquive Corredor, is a Colombian educator with a bachelor's degree in Hispanic Philology and a Doctorate (Honorary degree) in International Law. She is a singer, philanthropist, and leader of a Christian church with a world-wide presence that she co-founded, the Church of God Ministry of Jesus Christ International. Additionally, she is founder and president of a not-for-profit organization, Maria Luisa de Moreno International Foundation, which offers a broad range of social assistance services, and pioneer of the Colombian political party, MIRA.

  5. Luis Eduardo Garzón

    Luis Eduardo Garzón
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politiciansociologistenvironmentalisttrade unionist
    Biography

    Luis Eduardo Garzón is the former Mayor of Bogotá (2004–2007), a left-wing Colombian political activist and a former union leader. He is a former member of the Alternative Democratic Pole (PDA). In 2009 Garzón joined forces with former Mayors Enrique Peñalosa and Antanas Mockus to re-found the Green Party, an eco-oriented political movement.

  6. Dilian Francisca Toro

    Dilian Francisca Toro
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    physicianpolitician
    Biography

    Dilian Francisca Toro Torres is a Colombian physician and politician, she served as Senator of Colombia from 2002 to 2013. She was investigated by the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia on charges of money laundering, and remained under preventive detention from 25 July 2012 to 1 August 2013 at the Police Centre for Higher Studies (Cespo) in Bogotá. She currently serves as Governor of Valle del Cauca Department.

  7. Eduardo Niño

    Eduardo Niño
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Eduardo Niño García is a retired Colombian football goalkeeper. He was born in Bogota, and started his career playing for Independiente Santa Fe, and was then transferred to América de Cali. He later became goalkeeping coach at Millonarios. He is currently the goalkeeping coach for the Colombian national team as well as for Primera Division Liga Aguila Side: Deportivo Cali

  8. Rodrigo Rivera Salazar

    Rodrigo Rivera Salazar
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    diplomatjournalistlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Rodrigo Rivera Salazar is a Colombian politician. A lawyer, diplomat, professor and journalist, Rivera served in the Congress first as a Member of the Chamber of Representatives for two terms from 1990 to 1998, and then as Senator of Colombia for two terms from 1998 to 2006, when he retired from Congress to run, ultimately unsuccessfully, for the 2006 Liberal presidential nomination. In 2010, Rivera was appointed Minister of National Defence of Colombia by President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón and served until his resignation the following year.

  9. Alejandro Galvis Galvis

    Alejandro Galvis Galvis
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1891-1981 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    diplomatjournalistlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Alejandro Galvis Galvis was a Colombian publisher and politician.

  10. Juan Pablo Gallo

    Juan Pablo Gallo
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Juan Pablo Gallo Maya is a Colombian economist and politician and former mayor of Pereira since January 2016.

  11. Gloria Stella Díaz

    Gloria Stella Díaz
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Gloria Stella Díaz is a Colombian lawyer and politician. In 2015 she was elected Councillor of Bogotá D.C. for the 2016-2019 term. She was a member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia for Bogotá from 2006 to 2014, representing the Independent Movement of Absolute Renovation (MIRA) party. Díaz was temporary Senator in replacement of Senator Alexandra Moreno Piraquive in 2004.

  12. Manuel Enríquez Rosero

    Manuel Enríquez Rosero
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Manuel Mesías Enríquez Rosero is a Senator of Colombia. A lawyer and Party of the U politician, he has served in the Congress of Colombia since 2002, first as a Member of the Chamber of Representatives and then as a Senator since 2006, having been replaced temporarily by Julio César Bastidas Castillo in 2004.