TROY delegation to visit Asia, hold commencement in Malaysia

Posted: Wednesday, 13 May 2009

TROY – Troy University officials, led by Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., will visit several Asian nations over the next two weeks to explore new educational opportunities and review existing partnerships.

Dr. Earl Ingram, Vice Chancellor of Global Campus, the division that operates all Troy University programs and teaching sites located outside of Alabama, said the trip will include stops in visit Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Azerbaijan. The groups is scheduled to leave May 15.

A highlight of the trip will be the third commencement ceremony scheduled for May 23 at TROY’s teaching site in Malacca, Malaysia, operated in conjunction with Putra International College. Chancellor Hawkins will serve as the commencement keynote speaker. Malaysia’s minister of higher education, Mohammed Khaled bin Nordin, will also attend the ceremony.

“We will also discuss the potential for developing programs with partners in Azerbaijan,” Ingram said. “These projects are still in the development stage, but we plan to make significant progress on this trip.”