Sunday, May 16, 2010

Purdue's President Off to China

Purdue President France Córdova (pictured)is traveling to China this week to lead an academic mission focused on strengthening ties with two universities and bolstering connections with alumni and students, reports the Lafayette Journal & Courier. A main focus is for Córdova to sign partnership agreements with Tsinghua and China Agricultural universities that will expand opportunities for student and faculty exchanges and development of collaborative research.

Córdova and a seven-member delegation leave for China tomorrow (17 May), returning 24 May. Those traveling for the full-trip include Michael Brzezinski, interim vice provost for global affairs and dean of international programs; Jay Akridge, dean of the College of Agriculture; Chris Foster, Córdova's husband and Discovery Park's K-12 STEM program director, and Kirk Cerny, Purdue Alumni Association CEO.


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