CU representatives take part in higher education conference in Saudi Arabia

By Staff
Conference in Saudi Arabia

From left, Kacenga, Shull, Alterkawi of King Saud University and Stevenson.

George Kacenga, director of International Enrollment Management at CU Denver;  Anthony Shull, executive director of International Affairs at UCCS; and John Stevenson, dean of the Graduate School at CU-Boulder participated in the fourth annual International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE)  April 16-20 in the Riyadh International Exhibition Center.

The main theme of the conference was the Global Platform for Higher Education, and the program included 21 plenary lectures by university leaders throughout the world. The CU contingent was invited to the conference by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Higher Education.

Representatives from 37 countries brought a truly global perspective to the event. The formal program participants had ample opportunities to meet and discuss a wide variety of educational and research issues and topics, including the social responsibilities of universities, social innovation, finance and sustainability, diversity and gender issues, community engagement, and more.

The three individuals from the CU system additionally represented the institution’s recruitment mission at the event, which is one of the largest in the Middle East.