Alamo Colleges Expands International Successes
The Alamo Colleges continues to enhance its reputation as a leader in higher education around the globe. In February, faculty members from partner institutions in Brazil participated in an intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program, along with customized professional development training.
Then, in March, 21 senior administrators from the Institutio Federal Sul-rio-grandense (IFS) in Brazil participated in a week-long development program in higher education administration and leadership. Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie and Marcelo Bender Machado, chancellor of the IFS, signed a partnership agreement, solidifying their commitment to work toward enriching the educational and professional preparation of faculty and students in southern Brazil.
Also visiting the Alamo Colleges this year was a delegation from Bolivia. Following their visit, the delegation is planning to send a group of twenty or more faculty members to Alamo Colleges for a customized summer training program to include ESL and technical training. A partnership agreement also was signed at the close of the visit.
The Alamo Colleges’ continues its collaboration with the technical and polytechnical universities in Mexico. Earlier this year, Alamo Colleges' Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie signed a memorandum of understanding between the Alamo Colleges and the city of Querétaro to provide capacity building and technical training for several universities and institutes in the city, as well as local industry.