At the 54th General Assembly of the CIEC, held in Aruba (Netherlands Antilles) from 20 to 22 February 2017, Oscar Pérez Sayago was elected Secretary General of the CIEC for the period 2017-2020. The CIECacts as the regional secretariat for the OIEC for the Americas. Oscar succeeds Sor Alba Arreaga of Ecuador. Philippe Richard, Secretary General of OIEC, presented the OIEC Medal to Sor Alba, on behalf of the OIEC. Sor Alba has not only been so generous and skilled at the ICCS, but has been very committed to working with the OIEC, never hesitating to make the link between the American continent and the rest of the world. We congratulate Oscar for this beautiful election, we wish him good luck, and we thank once again Sor Alba. All that the Catholic schools of America will bring to education will be lived as a sign of hope for the whole world.