Aristides R. Baraya, director of the Southeastern Louisiana University Hispanic Business and Leadership Institute, has been selected to serve on the editorial board of the UNED Journal of Research from the National University for Distance Education of Costa Rica, according to a news release from Southeastern.

Baraya was one of only 10 members worldwide asked to serve on the board. The UNED Journal is considered one of the most advanced and prestigious research journals of Central America.

A resident of Hammond, Baraya was named one of Louisiana’s top 100 successful Hispanic citizens by Vocero News, of New Orleans. He was the first chairman of the board of directors of the Hispanic Business Resources and Technology Center in Kenner and also has helped develop cooperative agreements and business relations between Southeastern, the state of Louisiana and several Latin American nations, the release said.