Tarleton signs agreement with Ecuadorean university

According to Tarleton media relations, Tarleton State University and the Universidad Politécicia Estatal del Charci in Ecuador have signed a memorandum of understanding calling for joint academic activities, student, and faculty exchanges and joint research during a lunch at Trogdon House yesterday.

Tarleton President Dominic Dottavio and Jorge Humberto Bolaños, vice president of Universidad Politécnica Estatal del Carchi, sign an agreement for collaboration between the universities Sept. 25 at the Trogdon House. (Photo courtesy of Tarleton State University)

Tarleton President Dominic Dottavio and Jorge Humberto Bolaños, vice president of Universidad Politécnica Estatal del Carchi, sign an agreement for collaboration between the universities Sept. 25 at the Trogdon House.
(Photo courtesy of Tarleton State University)

“This is a wonderful occasion,” Tarleton President, Dominic Dottavio said at the signing ceremony. Dottavio also stressed the importance of having partnerships outside of the U.S., particularly this specific partnership, because it is in line with some of the most important and central programs at Tarleton.

A seven-member delegation from the Ecuadorean University, including Vice President Jorge Humberto Bolaños, are on campus this week for tours, meetings with faculty, and consultation with Tarleton officials.

Dr. Ali Saleh, associate director of Tarleton’s Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research, said the school, one of the newest universities in Ecuador, “is looking for partnerships with universities in the U.S.A. and Europe in order to optimize the teaching and research activities in their institute.”

Bolaños thanked Tarleton officials for their hospitality and said he looked forward to collaborating in areas that would be beneficial to both universities and their students.

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