Troy University Chancellor to lead presidential mission to Chile

Posted: Friday, 19 September 2008

TROY—Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, will travel to South America Sept. 23-30 as head of a delegation of university presidents that will visit Chilean colleges and universities.

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is conducting the Presidential Mission to Chile. Chancellor Hawkins is a member of the AASCU board of directors.

The purpose of the mission is to foster faculty and student exchanges and the development of collaborative academic programs between universities in Chile and the United States. About 20 AASCU-members presidents and chancellors are participating in this year’s Mission.

The itinerary includes meetings with the Higher Education Division of the Chilean Ministry of Education and the Fulbright Commission in Santiago. The group will also visit several universities in Chile, including the University of Bio Bio in Concepcion and the University of Vina del Mar. At Vina del Mar, the delegation will attend the opening sessions of the International Association of University Professors.

Troy University has long been recognized as a leader in international education, both for its dual-degree exchange programs and for its reach with more traditional degree programs through its Global Campus, that operates teaching sites or campuses in 12 nations, one U.S. territory and 15 states outside of Alabama. Through the University’s eCampus, some degrees can be completed completely online across 13 time zones.