President Lewis signs agreement promoting collaboration between the universities
(From left to right) Mr. John Ruffin, Jr., vice chairman, Florida Memorial University Board of Trustees; Mr. Andrey Bobylo, director, Department of International Education, Far-Eastern Federal University; Dr. Barbara Edwards, executive assistant to the president, Florida Memorial University; Mr. Charles George, chairman, Florida Memorial University Board of Trustees; Dr. Olivia Jackson, associate professor of international studies, Florida Memorial University; Dr. Henry Lewis, III, president, Florida Memorial University and Dr. Boris Karastelev, director, Pacific Institute of Politics and Law, Far-Eastern Federal University, join in the president’s board room after signing a partnership agreement linking the two universities.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Florida Memorial University (FMU) took a major step on to the international stage this week when new president, Dr. Henry Lewis, III, officially launched an educational exchange partnership with Far-Eastern Federal University (FEFU), a top-ranked university in Vladivostok, Russia. The partnership, signed Wednesday, April 13, 2011, on FMU’s campus, will promote scholarly and cultural activities between the universities, including joint conferences, research projects and academic instruction. FMU, southern Florida’s only historically black university, is now one of a select group of institutions across the nation to partner with renowned FEFU.
President Lewis, along with Dr. Olivia Jackson, a professor in the Fulbright exchange program, is planning a variety of innovative experiences for students and faculty under the partnership. As FMU continues to make strides in building international relations, South Florida is invited to learn all about the new and exciting projects at Florida Memorial University. Please contact Joyce Forchion at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.