Wiley College President travels to Mexico

Marshall, Tx. - As Wiley College prepares to observe International Week April 4-9 on its increasingly diverse campus, the institution’s President, Dr. Haywood L. Strickland, has traveled abroad to take part in the first Higher Education Summit of the United States and Mexico.  Strickland is one of 24 member Presidents of the Council of Independent College(CIC) and one of just three Presidents of historically black colleges and universities who are in Guadalajara, Mexico, for meetings today and tomorrow with Rectors(Presidents) of Mexican colleges and universities.  

According to the organizers of the summit, the CIC and the Mexican Federation of  Private Higher Education Institutions (FIMPES),the purpose of the meetings is to explore partnership opportunities between Mexican and U.S. colleges and universities.

The outcomes they’d like to see include greater access to internships for students from both countries, as well as more exchange opportunities and research partnerships for students and faculty of the two countries.


Organizers wrote that the summit  “will emphasize the importance of international exchange in today’s ‘America First’ political climate.”

While in Mexico, the U.S. Presidents and their Mexican colleagues will visit and meet with campus leaders of three Mexican higher education institutions: Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Universidad Panamericana, and Universidad del Valle de Atemajac.

 The college and university leaders will also meet with the U.S. Consul General in Guadalajara, Tanya C. Anderson, and with local, state, and national Mexican officials, as well as additional university rectors.


In each of the three years prior to this week’s summit,   Rectors of private Mexican Colleges and Universities traveled to the U.S. to take part in CIC’s Presidents Institute, the largest annual gathering of college and university presidents in the U.S.

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