From Dec. 16-18, participants from top Chinese universities and the National Academy of Education Administration in China took part in a three-day training session at Texas A&M for higher education leadership. Hosted by the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development and the university's Global Partnerships and Programs office, the training focused on broadening participants’ understanding of educational leadership, while enhancing A&M’s reputation among the academic leadership in China.
The training covered a wide range of topics, including a session on leadership issues in higher education, led by Provost Karan Watson and Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity Dr. Christine Stanley. General Ramirez presented an overview of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets leadership development program, while faculty and local corporate and industry leaders provided sessions on topics such as employment, recruiting, faculty motivation, program effectiveness and quality assurance, undergraduate education and student success, and perspectives on research and relationships with business and relationships between university and government.
Dr. Randy Kluver, Director of Global Partnership Programs, Dr. Fred Nafukho, Head, EAHR, Kelly Kleinkort, Assistant Director, Global Program Support, Chinese Consular General in Houston, Xu Erwen and the Education Consular Baiyu Xu officiated the graduation ceremony.
Kluver and Nafukho said they anticipate the benefits of this higher education leader program to continue for many years as this group of leaders moves into greater levels of responsibility in China. “We are confident the participants will continue to think highly of Texas A&M and will continue to open further opportunities for Texas A&M students, faculty and staff,” said Kluver.