Delaware State University Inks New Agreement With Changchun Normal University in China

(Seated l-r: DSU Provost Tony Allen and CNU president Dr. Liu Chuning sign the new accord between DSU and Changchun Normal University. Standing behind are (l-r) , Fengshan Liu, DSU vice president of International Affairs, Associate Provost Bradley Skelcher, CNU Vice President Dr. Yang Yong, and CNU International Program Director Mr. Li Xiaofei.

DOVER, Del. – A DSU delegation recently traveled to China and finalized an agreement with a new institutional partner while also visiting other universities.

During the Sept. 21 to Oct. 1 trip, DSU Provost Tony Allen, Associate Provost Bradley Skelcher, and Dr. Fengshan Liu, associate vice president of international affairs, traveled to Changchun Normal University (CNU) where a new agreement was established.

Dr. Allen and CNU President Liu Chuning signed a memorandum of understanding that opens the door for CNU students to spend an academic year taking classes at Delaware State University as part of the DSU Cultural Enrichment Program.

The delegation also made a stop at Changchun University of Science and Technology where it made progress on an agreement to be finalized in the near future, as well as to Ningbo University of Technology, where DSU is expected to renew soon an existing agreement to offer an accounting degree program at that institution.

“Chinese universities are clear in their desire to build deeper relationships with their
American counterparts and see it as key to ensuring that their students can contribute to their country and to a smaller, more connected world,” Dr. Allen said. “We’re finding great interest from these institutions in African American culture and history which we believe could lead to key new research and historical centers in both countries.”

During the trip to China, the DSU delegation also visited Hebei University of Finance, Hebei Normal University, and Liaocheng University.

 

Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.