On April 6, 2017, Whitney Young Center Global Leadership (WYC) had the opportunity to host leaders in higher education from seven different South and Central American countries. Guests included Ms. Daniela Liley Lopez of Argentina; Mr. Cristhian Fabian Uriona Herrera of Bolivia; Mr. Jaime Alejandro Contreras Do Carmo of Ecuador; Ms. Natelee Noreyda Forbes Gordon & Mr. Mauricio Alberto Moreno Escobar both of Honduras; Ms. Orfelinda Torres Rivera of Mexico and Ms. Edilma Rosa Guerra Castillo of Panama. They were accompanied by two interpreters.

In attendance from KSU were Provost Dr. Candice Jackson; Interim Chair of WYC Dr. Cynthia Shelton; Honors Professors Raphael Jackson Sr. and Victoria Burke; Mr. Raphael Jackson Jr. of Blazer Library, and AFE & Honors’ student Kameron Holmes. The meetings’ focus was to develop regional cooperation and the exchange of ideas and people through institutes of higher learning.  The exchange was made possible through the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVPL).

KSU will begin working with various campus academic units to pursue Memoranda of Agreement with the entities represented by the delegates.  The delegates were particularly interested in faculty and student exchanges in STEM and English language acquisition and with Nursing and Land Grant.  For more information, please contact the WYC at (502) 597-7015.