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President Mistick Strengthens Ties with Asian Women's Colleges

Posted: June 19, 2012

Wilson President Barbara K. Mistick recently visited several women's colleges in South Korea and China while on a trip to attend the Women’s Education Worldwide 2012 Conference at Ginling College in Nanjing, China.

Dr. Mistick visited Ewha Womans University and Seoul Women's University, both in Seoul, Korea. While at Ewha, she met with its president, Sun-Uk Kim, as well as Dean Chan Kil Park and Professor Chang Pilwha, who is also the director of the Asian Center for Women's Studies.

Mistick and Seoul Women's University President Kwang-ja Rhee signed a new agreement that reinforces and strengthens the relationship between the two colleges. Since establishing a partnership in 1996, more than 100 students from SWU have attended Wilson. The new agreement expands the number of exchange students - which had been limited to six and is now unlimited - and provides for five or more Wilson students to attend the summer Bahrom program at SWU.

On June 8, she arrived in Nanjing, China, for the Women’s Education Worldwide 2012 Conference at Ginling College, which is part of Nanjing Normal University. The theme of this year's conference was "Gender Issues in Higher Education: Global and Local Experience."

Former Wilson President Lorna D. Edmundson was one of the conference speakers on June 9. Her topic was "Key Findings that Inform Practice in Educating Transformative Women Leaders."

The conference ended on June 10.

Last Updated: June 19, 2012