October 21, 2011
The U.S.-Indonesia Joint Council on Higher Education Partnership has invited Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble to serve as chairperson of its Institutional Partnerships Focus Group.
In this position, Stroble will work with a core group of administrators from U.S. higher education institutions to develop strategies and an implementation plan for strengthening educational ties between the United States and Indonesia. The Joint Council was established in 2010 with five U.S. non-governmental organizations and higher education leaders in Indonesia working together to re-invigorate and enhance U.S.-Indonesia educational cooperation.
“I am honored to be a part of this important group that is working to foster partnerships between U.S. and Indonesian institutions,” Stroble said. “I look forward to collaborating with focus group members and Indonesian education officials on initiatives that complement official programs and address key long-term areas of the educational relationship.”
The Joint U.S.-Indonesia Council is a bi-national organization, with U.S. and Indonesian co-chairs: Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (A.P.L.U), and Dr. Fasli Jalal, Indonesia’s vice minister of national education. Each is in a key position to involve individuals and organizations in their country in a joint effort to address a broad range of topics in bilateral educational cooperation and generate support.
U.S. organizations participating in the Joint U.S.-Indonesia Council include the U.S.-Indonesia Society (USINDO), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (A.P.L.U.), the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the Institute of International Education (IIE), and the East-West Center. Other U.S. members of the Council are individuals, foundations and organizations committed to enhancing U.S.-Indonesia educational cooperation.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.