- Michigan's Ferris State University has hired Don Newport, the former president of Alpena Community College and an expert on education in China, to help improve Chinese recruitment and build relationships with Chinese higher education institutions.
- Newport's knowledge of China's higher education system will help Ferris connect with higher education institutions there that would be a good fit, and the university's board of trustees have approved a nine-month contract with Newport worth up to $64,000.
- The form Ferris' Chinese partnerships could take is yet to be determined, though options discussed include offering graduates of Chinese community colleges an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree and creating dual degree programs with Chinese universities.
From the article:
BIG RAPIDS, MI -- Ferris State University is looking to expand its footprint in China. As the number of international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities grows, Ferris wants to further boost recruitment in China and forge relationships with higher education institutions there. “In this age of globalization, we felt it was extremely important to expose more of our faculty and students to the rest of the world,” said Donald Green, vice president for extended and international operations at Ferris. ...