Dr. Syedur Rahman took a site visit to Kirkwood Community College to enhance cooperative international student exchange programs. While there, he also had an opportunity to meet Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Rahman is the director of the Office of International Students and Sponsored Programs at NOVA.
NOVA provides leadership to the Community College Consortium (CCC), a national forum of some of the largest community colleges in the United States. NOVA formed the consortium in 2009. Consortium members are strategically invited, represent regionally dominant centers and all have substantial international exchange program experience. Current members include Miami Dade College (Florida), Maricopa County Community College District (Arizona), Houston Community College (Texas), College of DuPage (Illinois), Bunker Hill Community College (Massachusetts), City College of San Francisco (California), Kirkwood Community College (Iowa), Northampton Community College (Pennsylvania), Valencia Community College (Florida), Pitt Community College (North Carolina) and Green River College (state of Washington) and Shoreline Community College (state of Washington).
Under NOVA’s leadership, CCC is the largest recipient of the Community College Initiative Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Government of Brazil program as well as other programs funded by other countries.