TVU Rector participates in CCID 38th Annual Conference


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TRA VINH, 27.2.2014 – Dr. Pham Tiet Khanh, TVU Rector and President of Vietnam Association of Community Colleges attended the CCID 38th Annual Conference from February 21 to 24, 2014 in Las Vegas.

The Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) Annual Conference is the only international conference dedicated fully to the advancement of global engagement at the community college level.

Almost 500 representatives of higher education institutions and governmental agencies from 16 nations attended, all of whom made commitments to the development of the community college model that expands access to knowledge sharing among students, faculty and staff.

 Mr. Dato’ Amir Bin Md. Noor, Director General,

Ministry of Education Malaysia (left)

Dr. Carol Stax Brown, CCID President (middle) and

Dr. Pham Tiet Khanh, TVU Rector (right)

This year’s theme was “Crossing Canyons.” The conference featured keynote addresses, professional development sessions on sustainable international partnerships and international education.

The TVU Rector highlighted the need for leveraging education and industry partnerships through his presentation with multimedia on “Partnership development between institutions in Vietnamand the U.S.”

His presentation touched the hearts of participants who also very much enjoyed watching the eye-catching video clip showing the hidden charm of Vietnam.

International participants joined Dr. Pham Tiet Khanh after his talk, revealing their passionate for the prospects of partnerships between the two countries, and their keen to visit “a friendly and peaceful country.”

Dr. Walter G. Bumphus and Dr. Pham Tiet Khanh (left)

Following the working sessions in the conference, Dr. Walter G. Bumphus, AACC President and CEO received the TVU Rector to propose programs for faculty exchange, shared curriculum development and teaching capacity building.

“AACC and VACC have established relationships since 2006 when Dr. George R. Boggs was President and CEO. In your current capacity as the President of AACC, I strongly hope that you will continue to develop the productive relationship with our institutions to facilitate the academic achievement, personal growth and quality of life of our students,” Dr. Pham Tiet Khanh told the AACC President.

Dr Pham Tiet Khanh called the conference “a wonderful opportunity. We’re delighted to be a part of the global community colleges.”

Community Colleges for International Development, Inc (CCID)

CCID is a purpose driven non-profit international membership organization committed to expanding local access to global opportunities through relationship building, education, and development. For nearly 40 years, CCID has provided an international network for community colleges to further their internationalization initiatives and to enhance the development of a globally competent workforce for the communities they serve.

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

In service since 1920, the American Association of Community Colleges has aptly been called the “voice of America’s community colleges.” The Association represents and advocates for nearly 1,200 associate-degree granting institutions enrolling more than 13 million students – almost half of all U.S. undergraduates.

VietnamAssociation of Community Colleges (VACC)

Vietnam Association of Community Colleges is a social- professional organization, representing a common voice of universities, colleges and other training institutions following the community college model in Viet Nam. Number of its member is 52 so far.

Tra Vinh University(TVU)

Tra Vinh University (referred to as TVU) is a public university located in the city of Tra Vinh, a beautiful green city of trees, parks, rice fields, and rivers in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. TVU has grown from Tra Vinh Community College and earned the university status in 2006. More than 20,000 students are currently enrolled in TVU’s 12 faculties.