Tuesday, September 18, 2012

International Relationships

One of the most interesting aspects of being a Chancellor is the opportunity to meet and interact with people from all over the world. Today I had an engaging visit here on campus with Rose Yeo, Principal of the School for Further Education in Singapore and Emil Dereinda, Director of Studies at SSTC. They are visiting our campus for the first time to advance an international agreement with UIS that will allow students to complete their first two years of undergraduate education in Singapore and then their final two years here at UIS, earning a University of Illinois degree in Business. It’s an extraordinary opportunity for those students; but also a wonderful opportunity for our faculty and students to develop an international relationship in a very important place in the world.