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CECD, ICDD Help Bring Special Visitors to Kansas State Campus

K-State Engagement E-News, Fall 2008 Special Edition (PDF)

by David Procter

The delegation took a moment to pose for a picture with ICDD staff Terrie McCants and David Procter.

The delegation took a moment to pose for a picture with ICDD staff Terrie McCants and David Procter.

The Center for Engagement and Community Development along with the Office of the Provost and the Office of International Programs hosted a delegation from the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) in Puebla, Mexico, September 28-30, 2008.

Eight top-level administrators from UPAEP traveled to Kansas State University for a three-day visit to explore and develop potential collaborations between the two universities. The visit had many highlights. It included a tour of NISTAC — K-State's business incubator, a dialog between K-State Research and Extension and the delegation, and UPAEP Rector, Jose Alfredo Miranda Lopez's participation on the advisory board for K-State's Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy.

It also included a productive discussion on encouraging faculty exchanges, especially faculty from the College of Human Ecology and Arts and Sciences, and a discussion with Pat Bosco regarding student services, a commitment to expand collaboration between the two universities on service learning and community development.

Following the delegation's visit to K-State in late October, Susana Valdovinos, director of K-State's office of academic personnel, traveled to UPAEP this November to advance these areas of collaboration.