Faculty & Staff

Mauricio Gonzalez, Executive Director Latin American Programs
Mauricio Gonzalez
Executive Director

Mauricio González is the executive director of the Goldring Institute. He has more than 30 years of business teaching and consulting experience as well as a variety of senior administrative responsibilities at universities in the U.S. and Latin America. González specializes in globalization issues and the consciousness of modern enterprises. He served on the board of the AACSB from 2012 to 2015, and in 2012 he was a member of AACSB’s Latin American and Caribbean Council. He also served on the board of the Monterrey Digital Hub from 2018 to 2020. He was formerly dean of the School of Business for the Northern Region at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico.

Lenore N. Mason, Assistant Director of Operations
Lenore N. Mason
Assistant Director of Operations

Lenore Mason, the assistant director of the Goldring Institute, joined Tulane more than 16 years ago. She has held several positions within Goldring, as senior program coordinator, in the Latin American PhD Program and International Exchange and Study Abroad Programs. In her current position, she is responsible for the coordination of multiple educational programs in Asia, Latin America and Europe, assisting in advising, registration and admission of students in credit and non-credit programs. She holds a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of New Orleans.


Auranyd "Aura" Alvarado, Senior Program Coordinator
Auranyd (Aura) Alvarado
Senior Program Coordinator

Aura Alvarado is a senior program coordinator with the Goldring Institute of International Business. In this role, she assists international students and faculty with financial, administrative and academic needs. Prior to joining the Goldring Institute, Alvarado served as an administrative assistant, program coordinator and project manager in the Tulane Energy Institute.