WESTERN FACULTY VISIT
PARTNER SCHOOL IN IRELAND
CULLOWHEE - Lois Petrovich-Mwaniki, director of international programs and services, Maurice Phipps, professor of health and human performance, and Bradford Sims, associate professor of construction management, visited colleagues and three Western students at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, the university's partner school in Galway, Ireland.
The purpose of the Oct. 12-17 trip was to give faculty from the partner schools an opportunity to discuss changes to Western's longstanding exchange agreement with GMIT. The new agreement would enable business and construction management students from the two institutions to participate in dual degree programs, the first such programs involving Western and GMIT. Western has existing dual programs in business with schools in Wales and the Netherlands.
Western and GMIT have been exchange partners since 1992. Galway is located on the western coast of Ireland on the Bay of Galway.