Delegation from Ivory Coast Visits UCA

December 6th 2013:

A delegation from the International University of Grand-Bassam in the Ivory Coast met with President Courtway to sign MOU’s and discuss potential programs for the future. The delegation included, Professor Saliou Toure, President of the International University of Grand-Bassam; Mr. Samuel Koffi, Chief Operating Officer; and Mr. Felix Ahoussi, Academic Advising Center Manager.

“The delegation was very gracious and we are extremely appreciative of this opportunity to build upon the very beginning of our collaborative relationship,” said Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Steve Runge.

Currently, three IUGB students attend UCA to complete degrees in Finance and Risk Management in the College of Business.  UCA has admitted 12 additional students from the Ivory Coast for the Spring 2014 semester.

The International University of Grand-Bassam was formally established as an accredited institution of higher education in May 2007.

Professor Saliou Toure, the first President of the International University of Grand-Bassam, has received countless awards and honors. He is a former Minister of Higher Education, Research and Technological Innovation; a member of the Academy of Science, Arts, and Cultures of Africa and of the African Diasporas of Côte d’Ivoire; the President of the Mathematics Association of Côte d’Ivoire; and a member of Mathematics Associations in the USA, France and Japan.

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Pictured: President Tom Courtway and Professor Saliou Toure, President of the International University of Grand-Bassam sign MOU’s