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Sunday, May 13, 2007

University leadership

Posted By on Sun, May 13, 2007 at 11:56 AM

Leafing through the NY Times magazine just now, I came across a huge advertising supplement for the United Arab emirate of Sharjah. Among other articles, Sharjah boasted of its two universities, founded in 1997, including the American University of Sharjah, which has grown to 4,600 students from 80 nations.

Arkansas angle?

The chancellor of the American University of Sharjah (pictured in the article) is Winfred Thompson, who many will remember from his days at the helm of the University of Central Arkansas. He's quoted as saying the campus is academically competitive and "also admired for its colorful, multicultural campus life." A long way from Conway, no doubt.

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