From November 14 to 16, Tao University’s distinguished Board of Advisors came together in Vietnam for meetings to finalize plans to enroll the first class of students in September 2011.
Serving on the Board are six leaders from universities and major academic organizations in the United States, as well as widely-respected architect Andrew McPhillimy, Professor Vo Tong Xuan, a renowned expert in rice research in Vietnam, and Mme Dang Thi Hoang Yen, Chairwoman of the Tan Tao Group and TTU’s founder.
On Sunday, November 14, the Board began their three-day visit with a tour of the many new buildings at TTU, including the Administration and Classroom Building, the Engineering and Computer Science Building now under construction, the student dormitory and dining hall, and housing for faculty.
The highlight of their day on campus was a lively dialogue with nearly 200 outstanding students from five of the best high schools in the area. These talented students were on the campus for a busy round of activities that included the experience of participating in university-level classes.
Professor Malcolm Gillis, chairman of the Advisory Board and a former president of Rice University in Houston, Texas, conveyed the enthusiasm of all of the Advisors for the progress that had been made in the development of campus facilities. Of special interest to the group were the new data center, the library, classrooms and lecture halls.
Pictured above are members of the Board of Advisors: Professor Eugene Levy, Dr. John Vaughn, Mme Dang Thi Hoang Yen with Provost Tran Xuan Thao and Professor Malcolm Gillis, and Professor Vo Tong Xuan; second row: Mr. Andrew McPhillimy, Dr. Charles Henry and Professor Peter Lange
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