President Oxholm Meets Arcadia Students, Alumni in Paris

By Purnell T. Cropper | December 7, 2011

President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III returned Dec. 5 from France, where he visited the American Graduate School in Paris. Arcadia University, and The College of Global Studies within Arcadia, have a long-standing affiliation with AGS. This institutional alliance has conferred 70 Arcadia University degrees for programs completed within the two constituent schools of AGS—International Relations and Diplomacy and Business and Economics.

While in Paris, President Oxholm and his wife, Kim, met with Dr. Eileen Servidio, President of AGS, and her husband, Dr. Alexis Delabre, Chairman of the Board. The Oxholms also had the opportunity to meet with many members of the AGS faculty and staff. The visit included lunch with a number of graduate students, along with an alumni reception.

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“It was exciting for me to be here and to learn about another model of how Arcadia has developed its academic affiliations around the globe,” said President Oxholm. “Given the incredible changes going on in the European Union, many of which are being led by France, and thanks to the splendid relationships AGS has with many leaders of the international community, Arcadia students truly enjoy an outstanding opportunity to learn from the world’s leaders.”

As a result of his visit, AGS will be working on developing new internships for Arcadia students studying at AGS and Arcadia will be working on integrating AGS alumni into the Arcadia alumni body—”something that the students look forward to with excitement,” said the President. “What they want right away, though, is Arcadia gear to wear! I also hope that we will be able to begin faculty exchange programs, so that we can bring to Glenside some of the international expertise I found in Paris, and so that our AGS students can benefit from our superb Arcadia faculty.”

This will be the last international trip for the President in 2011. He expects to return to the Far East in the spring as well as attend two Preview programs. He and Kim will be traveling to Florida at the end of January for the annual meetings of the alumni there.