International Vice-Chancellors visit NWU
Four Vice-Chancellors from renowned international universities recently visited the North-West University to establish and strengthen a network of like-minded universities.
Prof Dr Lex M Bouter, Rector Magnificus of the Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam, Dr Susan Cole, President of the Montclair State University, New Jersey, and Prof Deian Hopkin, Vice-Chancellor of the London South Bank University were accompanied by a contingent of senior executives.
“The NWU took the initiative to establish a network to exchange ideas on an annual basis regarding the challenges facing the modern university,” says Dr Theuns Eloff, Vice-Chancellor.
The following topics were discussed:
• Management of the 21st century entrepreneurial university,
• Effective management, including performance management and incentives,
• Performance indicators and benchmarking; and
• Diversity management and internationalisation.
On Monday, 12 November 2007 the delegates from the Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam and the Montclair State University visited the Mafikeng Campus and the Soccer Institute, while the delegates from the London South bank University were hosted by the Potchefstroom and Vaal Triangle Campuses.
Delegates from the London South Bank University from left: Dr Phil Cardew, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Student Affairs, Dr Ed Tinley, Head of the Research and Business Development Office, Ms Carol Campayne, Director of Equality and Diversity, Dr Deian Hopkin, Vice-Chancellor and Dr Theuns Eloff, NWU Vice-Chancellor.
Delegates from the Montclair State University in New Jersey recently visited the NWU. They are from left: Dr Karen Pennington, Vice President: Student Development and Campus Life, Dr Ada Beth Cutler, Dean: College of Education and Human Services, Dr Susan Cole, President, Dr Theuns Eloff, NWU-Vice-Chancellor, and Ms Lauretta Bruno, NWU representative in New York.
The team from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam were from left: Prof Peter Beek, Dean: Movement Sciences, Dr Harry Wels, Department of Culture, Organisation and Management, Prof Dr Lex Bouter, Rector Magnificus, Dr René Smit, Chairperson: Executive Board, and Prof Harmen Verbrugge, Dean: Economic and Business Sciences.
Dr Ada Beth Cutler (far right) of the Montclair University, New Jersey, discusses a matter with (from left) Prof Dan Kgwadi, Rector: Mafikeng Campus, NWU, Ms Lauretta Bruno, NWU representative in New York, and Dr Harry Wels of the Vrije University, Amsterdam.