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Ethiopian Ambassador Girma Biru meets with Tech officials

During Mid-America Universities International (MAUI) conference

Ambassador Girma Biru, Special Envoy, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia in the US, held a meeting with university officials who are members of the Mid- America Universities International Group (MAUI) at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel last Monday, February 16, 2015.

Birlu meets TTU officials

Ambassador Girma gave an overview of the growth of Ethiopia's University system and the Ethiopian Government policy and strategy regarding higher education which has served as a tool for national development. During the meeting, there ensued an in-depth discussion on the potential partnership between MAUI and the Ethiopian Universities.

Pictured above, from left to right: Dr. Marcellus Caldas, Director of Int'l Research and Faculty Collaborations, Kansas State University; Dr. Joel Glassman, Assoc. Provost for Academic Affairs, University of Missouri—St. Louis; Dr. James K. Scott, Associate Vice Provost, International Initiatives, University of Missouri; Dr. Jeanie Hofer, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Missouri University of Science and Technology; Dr. Jeffrey Hamilton, Vice Provost, Baylor University; Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Jr., Vice Provost, Texas Tech University; and Dr. Sukant Misra, Assoc. Vice Provost, Texas Tech University.