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Sullivan College of Technology and Design

Sullivan College of Technology and Design (formerly the Louisville Technical Institute) was founded in 1961 by George Dumbaugh, a professional engineer. Mr. Dumbaugh founded the technology school to repay a kindness extended to him by two individuals who helped him achieve his educational goals as a young man. Little did he realize that his helping hand would extend to thousands of students over the years.

Now, Sullivan College of Technology and Design (SCTD) is accurately perceived as a dynamic, changing, growing college. Due to the nature of the business and technical community it serves, SCTD keeps abreast of industry needs to meet new technologies and high-tech demands.

  • Jana Godwin
Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

At Swinburne they are passionate about excellence in higher education, vocational training and research. As an institution they are flexible in their teaching and learning, focused in their research and engaged with both industry and the community. They are committed to a sustainable Swinburne. They will ensure that Swinburne students have more options - from vocational learning through to postdoctoral studies. They will be one of the top ten research institutes in Australia. They will increase the number of their  world-class research facilities. They will be at the forefront of innovative, world-class research. They will increase their international partnerships both in Melbourne and offshore. They will increase the percentage of students gaining an international study experience. They will continue to prepare industry-ready graduates that can meet the challenges of tomorrow.

  • Catherine Lang
Syracuse University Logo

Syracuse University

Syracuse University is driven by its vision, Scholarship in Action - a commitment to forging bold, imaginative, reciprocal, and sustained engagements with their many constituent communities, local as well as global. SU is a public good, an anchor institution positioned to play an integral role in today's knowledge-based, global society by leveraging a precious commodity - intellectual capital - with partners from all sectors of the economy: public, private, and non-profit. Each partner brings its strengths to the table, where collectively they address the most pressing problems facing their community. In doing so, they invariably find that the challenges they face locally resonate globally. Scholarship in Action captures a vital, historical strength of the Central New York region and the City of Syracuse, as well as the University. Their region has a treasured history of social innovation, having played a key role in abolitionism and the women's rights movement.

  • Dori Farah,
  • Marcie Sonneborn
Temple University

Temple University

About Temple: Founded in 1884 by Dr. Russell Conwell, Temple College became Temple University in 1907 and has evolved into a comprehensive urban research and academic institution. Explore Temple, read the Mission Statement, check out the latest news, or follow Owl Athletic teams. Their  39,000 students can choose from 9 campuses and 320 academic degree programs including: 2 associate, 134 bachelor, 121 master's, 56 doctoral, and 7 first-professional (in dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, podiatric medicine). Temple's 186-acre campus in suburban Ambler offers programs in community and regional planning, horticulture, landscape architecture and others. At their Fort Washington, Harrisburg, and Center City Philadelphia locations, students can take a wide variety of undergraduate, graduate and non-credit courses. They have a large and robust study abroad program with campuses in Rome and Tokyo, programs in London, Beijing, Paris, Mumbai and other sites.

  • Wendy Urban

Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Shelbyville

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Shelbyville is one of 47 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system is comprised of six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-seven colleges of applied technology. More than 80 percent of all Tennessee students attending public institutions are enrolled in a Tennessee Board of Regents institution. TCAT Shelbyville is accredited by the Council of Occupation Education. The Tennessee College of Applied Technology- Shelbyville is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The mission of the program is to provide the technical instruction and skill development for the student to become gainfully employed in the Information Technology field.

  • Dawn Babian

Tennessee Tech University

As a comprehensive university, Tennessee Tech offers 44 bachelor's and 20 graduate degree programs within six academic divisions: Agricultural and Human Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, and Interdisciplinary Studies and Extended Education. A university that the Princeton Review consistently calls one of the best in the Southeast, Tennessee Tech offers students the true college experience. The University is committed to the life-long success of students in its undergraduate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degree granting programs through high-quality instruction and learning experiences. The University is engaged in scholarly activity, especially basic and applied research, creative endeavors, and public service, with special emphasis on community and economic development. The University supports student participation in a broad array of extracurricular activities as an integral component of its commitment to student life and success.

  • Eric Brown,
  • Hosi Karzai,
  • Martha Kosa,
  • Vahid Motevalli,
  • Ambareen Siraj
Texas A&M University - College Station

Texas A&M University - College Station

The mission of the Department of Computer Science is to develop the human and intellectual resources needed to meet the future technological challenges in the field of computing. This includes developing computer scientists and computer engineers for positions of leadership in industry, government, and academia. It also means performing basic, applied and multi- disciplinary research as well as coordinating and cooperating with other parts of the System to enhance the effectiveness of educational resources. Likewise, the Department of Computer Science provides the intellectual leadership and technology in the computing field required by the university, the state, and the nation.

  • Nancy Amato,
  • Joobin Choobineh,
  • Tracy Hammond,
  • Robin Starnes,
  • Valerie Taylor
Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Texas A&M University-San Antonio was created to address an educational need in South San Antonio. The Texas Legislature asked The Texas A&M University System to establish a center that would offer junior- and senior-level courses in South San Antonio, an area that has been historically underserved in terms of higher education. The university, then known as Texas A&M University-Kingsville System Center-San Antonio, was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in January 2000. Texas A&M University-San Antonio faculty and staff prepare and empower students through innovative and challenging academic and co-curricular programs that contribute to and enrich the economic and social development of the community and region. A solid foundation for success is established through dynamic teaching, scholarship, research, and public service that inspire graduates to lifelong learning and responsible global citizenship.

  • Carolyn Green,
  • Barbara Hewitt
Texas State University - San Marcos

Texas State University - San Marcos

Texas State's 32,572 students choose from 97 bachelors, 89 masters and nine doctoral degree programs offered by the colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science, University College and the Graduate College. Texas State students come from around the globe, and our student body is diverse. Thirty-five percent of Texas State students are ethnic minorities. Hispanic Outlook ranks Texas State 13th in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanic students. Over the years, the Legislature broadened the institution's scope and changed its name in 2003 to Texas State University-San Marcos. Each name reflects the university's growth from a small teacher preparation institution to a major, multipurpose university. Texas State's original mission was to prepare Texas public school teachers. It became renowned for carrying out this mission, but today it does far more.

  • Mina Guirguis,
  • Anne Ngu,
  • Hongchi Shi
Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University prides itself on being a major comprehensive research university that retains the sense of a smaller liberal arts institution. Although enrollment is over 30,000, Texas Tech students boast of one-on-one interaction with top faculty and an environment that stresses student accomplishment above all else. They're large enough to provide the best in facilities and academics, but small enough to focus on you. They are committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world. Texas Tech students come from every county in Texas, all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries. Tech offers 150 undergraduate degree programs through 11 academic colleges, a graduate school and a school of law. They offer more than 100 master's degree programs and over 50 doctoral degree programs. The university is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce.

  • Ravi Vadapalli

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