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Aug. 20, 2004
Vol. 29, No. 1

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KU, Fort Leavenworth establish faculty, student exchange program

Lt. Gen. William S. Wallace, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, shakes hands with Chancellor Robert Hemenway after signing a memorandum of understanding at the Spencer Research Library Aug. 13. R. Steve Dick/University Relations

With an eye to contributing to homeland security needs, KU, which has dozens of student and faculty exchanges with foreign universities, entered into its first exchange agreement with a military institution Aug. 13.


Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Lt. Gen. William S. Wallace, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, signed a memorandum of understanding at the Spencer Research Library.


The exchange between KU and Fort Leavenworth will strengthen both institutions’ abilities to train future military and civilian leaders, particularly in international relations and national security, Hemenway said.


Faculty and students will have opportunities to learn from each other—in coursework, seminars, speaker series and research—and access new resources at each institution, Hemenway said.


For the past seven years, KU and Fort Leavenworth have worked together to host International Officer Information Program seminars for military officers from around the world. Several departments and the fort have jointly sponsored speakers, and in 1999, KU’s Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, the fort and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park sponsored a three-day conference on NATO ‘s 50th anniversary.


The memorandum of understanding will make it easier for faculty and students to access personnel and resources and to establish official liaisons on each campus to assist and encourage interactions. KU and Fort Leavenworth also will appoint a joint executive steering committee to create guidelines to promote interinstitutional activities, such as faculty and student exchanges; joint conferences, speaker series and seminars; curricular development; and research.


KU’s liaison will be Kim Wilcox, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

   
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