Director of Global Initiatives
Office of Global Learning
A supremely skillful thinker who has enjoyed a wide range of international experiences, you joined Fairleigh Dickinson in 2001 to help bring our global mission to life. You are well known to faculty and students for arranging the myriad details involved in bringing ambassadors to campus for lectures and dinners, for orchestrating videoconferences and for fostering collaborations with FDU campus-based faculty and Global Virtual Faculty™.
It is not only for your “behind-the-scenes” skills, however, that we recognize you today. You have been a developer and driver of ideas and an ambassador in your own right. You have represented Fairleigh Dickinson University to many U.N. ambassadors and leaders, providing them with the opportunity to speak to us about important global issues while introducing them to our global mission. Thanks in large part to your efforts, Fairleigh Dickinson is a well-known name among the international diplomatic corps.
You are a facilitator of teaching and learning, contributing well beyond the responsibilities of a gracious host. You have consistently worked with faculty to identify timely topics for lectures and conferences and then garnered dignitaries and experts to bring those topics to life for our entire community. You further have recruited and engaged a cadre of international scholars and practitioners, cultivating their important contributions to our distance-learning initiatives.
The tremendous growth and success of our U.N. Pathways and Global Virtual Faculty programs is a testament to your expertise and commitment. For adding vibrant dimensions to our global mission, I gratefully present you with this Presidential Citation.
By and on behalf of the University Community,
J. Michael Adams
September 28, 2005