Georgia Northwestern Technical College will host a delegation of five officials from King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia on January 19, 2012. The team, headed by KFU’s Vice President for Studies, Development and Community Services, will be visiting Georgia Northwestern to gather best practices strategies used at GNTC to aid in developing a new community college in Saudi Arabia. During their visit, the team will tour GNTC’s Floyd County Campus and hear presentations from college administration on the operations of GNTC.

The delegation will be focused on gathering information related to the areas of institutional effectiveness, allied health programs, and accreditation.

According to Alexander Ybasco, Deanship Quality Assurance and Academic Accreditation at KFU, the team decided to visit Georgia Northwestern due to the college’s reputation and institutional effectiveness standards.

`We look forward to hosting the group from King Faisal University and hope to work toward developing a relationship that will be beneficial to both institutions,` stated Dr. Craig McDaniel, GNTC President.

The team will arrive at GNTC at 1:00 p.m. on January 19 and will be located on the Floyd County Campus in Room A121 Conference Room.

King Faisal University is a 35 year old university whose vision is leading in community engagement through excellence in education, research, and leadership. It is located in Al-Ahsa, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

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