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Delegation of University Presidents Visits CSUF

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A delegation of five university presidents from Mexico visited campus today to learn more about the University’s academic programs, areas of research and potential opportunities for mutual collaboration.

“From a CSUF perspective, our outreach is aligned with supporting access to and opportunities for participating in international experiences as aligned with statewide, CSU and CSUF initiatives,” explained Kari Knutson Miller, interim associate vice president for international programs and global engagement and dean of University Extended Education.

She said the visit is an extension of ongoing efforts to increase study abroad options for CSUF students through partnerships that expand curricular and co-curricular study abroad programs; identify opportunities to support international interests of CSUF faculty, departments and colleges; and identify and implement opportunities for international mobility and student/faculty exchanges.

The visiting delegation included: Blas José Flores, president of the Autonomous University of Coahuila; Javier Saldaña Almazán, president of the Autonomous University of Guerrero; Armando Silva Cháirez, president of the Autonomous University of Zacatecas; María Felícitas Parga Jiménez, president of the University of Guadalajara; and José Manuel Piña Gutiérrez, president of the Juárez Autonomous University of Tabasco.

The visitors had an opportunity to tour the colleges, participate in the Great Shakeout Drill and meet with José Luis Cruz, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Mario Cuevas Zamora, consul of Mexico in Orange County, as well as CSUF faculty members and administrators interested in Mexico collaborations.