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COBA faculty hosts Mexico’s UAT faculty to discuss collaborative efforts
By Office of University Relations
381-2741
Posted: 04/13/2005
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Faculty and administrators from the College of Business Administration (COBA) at The University of Texas-Pan American and Facultad de Comercio y Administración de Tampico at the Universida Autonoma de Tamaulipas (FACT/UAT) in Mexico met March 28 at the UTPA campus to discuss areas of possible collaborative efforts between the universities including the establishment of a student exchange program via the Center for International Studies and COBA, a visiting professor or faculty exchange program and joint research opportunities. Also discussed were the details of an accord between the universities to establish a Ph.D. program in international business in Tampico with UTPA providing mentorship through visiting professors for some of the courses in the program. Some of the participants pictured at the two-day meeting are front left to right L.A.E. Laura Esther Jimenez Ferretiz, Coordinadora de Estudios de Doctorado de la FCAT/UAT; C.P. Maria Isabel De La Garza Ramos, Secretaria Académica de la FCAT/UAT; and C.P. Sofía Alicia Suarez Garcia, Directora de la FCAT/UAT. Rear left to right are Dr. William Thompson, director of COBA undergraduate programs; Dr. Michael Minor, director of the Ph.D. program in international business; Dr. Teofilo Ozuna, COBA associate dean; L.A.E. Víctor Manuel Rubalcava Domínguez, Coordinador del Departamento de Servicios Escolares de la FCAT/UAT; ING. Jose Guillermo Díaz Figueroa, Departamento de Planeación y Calidad de la FCAT/UAT; Victor Huerta, associate director of the Business Development Center and the MBA program; and Dr. Jerry Prock, director of the M.B.A. program at UTPA.