IAUP at the ACE Annual Meeting

More than 200 higher education leaders attended the international pre-conference session co-sponsored by the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) and the Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) at the Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education (ACE), on 14 March 2015.

Focused on the topic of Higher Education in the Middle East, participants included Haifa Jamal Al-Lail, President of Effat University (Saudi Arabia) (IAUP member), Hady Mahfouz, President of Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon) (Also an IAUP member,) Sheikha Abdulla Al-Misnad, President of Qatar University, and Jane McAuliffe, Director of the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress.  The session, which introduced recent developments and current challenges in the diverse higher education sectors of the Middle East, was chaired by Patti McGill Peterson, ACE Presidential Advisor for Global Initiatives.  Participants focused on issues including the role of women within higher education systems, the development institutional leadership, and relationships between higher education institutions and the broader society.

Additionally, an IAUP delegation led by Ichiro Tanioka, IAUP Treasurer, Alvaro Romo, IAUP Secretary General, Don Betz, IAUP North American Regional Chair, Fernando Leon Garcia, IAUP Latin American Region Co-Chair, and Jason Scorza, IAUP Board Member and immediate past Secretary General, welcomed conference attendees to the International Welcome and Networking Reception.  The reception, sponsored by IAUP for the past three years, provides opportunities for foreign participants to meet and network with their American counterparts.  The ACE annual meeting, which is the largest and most prestigious gathering of higher education institutions in the USA, has been drawing increasing numbers of international attendees.  More than 100 international participants from eighteen countries attended the 2015 ACE Annual Meeting.

IAUP is proud to partner with ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE), which helps institutions develop comprehensive and effective internationalization initiatives for the benefit of students, faculty and staff.  Cooperating with other education associations around world, CIGE also monitors, analyzes, and reports on global trends in higher education.

Left to right, Mr. Tatsuro Tanioka, Dr. Alvaro Romo, Dr. Ichiro Tanioka (background) Mrs. Carmen C. Romo)
Photo by Tim Trumble for ACE

Alvaro Romo, IAUP Secretary General  with President of ACE Dr. Molly Corbett Broad.
Dr. Ichiro Tanioka, IAUP Treasurer,  and Mr. Tatsuro Tanioka in the background on the left.
Photo by Tim Trumble for ACE

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