UH Manoa Chancellor Peter Englert named to ACE Commission on International Education

Englert also selected to moderate United Nations panel on Iraq recovery

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jim Manke, (808) 956-6099
UH Manoa Chancellor's Office
Posted: Feb 23, 2005

Chancellor Peter Englert has accepted an appointment to the Commission on International Education of the American Council on Education (ACE).

Englert was in Washington, DC, last week to attend meetings of the Council, widely regarded as the major coordinating body for all institutions of higher learning in the US.

"Chancellor Englert‘s participation in the Commission on International Education will provide opportunities to collaborate with leaders from all sectors in higher education," said ACE president David Ward. "The Commission serves as an important advisory and strategic planning body for the purpose of public policy advocacy, research and program initiatives," he added.

Englert‘s three-year term on the Commission begins July 1, 2005.

"We appreciate this further recognition of the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa‘s evolving role in international and global education," Englert said. "This should provide additional resources in our strategic imperative to expand leadership in international affairs, emphasizing Hawaiʻi, Asia and the Pacific."

This week, Englert is in Paris to attend a UNESCO conference on Iraq recovery issues. He has been selected to moderate the roundtable discussion on United Nations involvement in the revitalization of higher education in Iraq.

UH Manoa has agressively sought opportunities to enhance and expand the reach of its expertise in the global arena. Englert recently began a four-year term on the Administrative Board of the International Association of Universities (IAU), serving as one of only two US representatives on the prestigious 20-member board.