During recent travel to Southeast Asia, Dr. William Fitzgibbon visited with universities in India and the Philippines. His trip paved the way for new opportunities to expand the COT programs to new global markets. While in India, he visited the University of Delhi twice and participated in a series of meetings with Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh. Dr. Fitzgibbon also met with Dr. Nikhil Sinha, Vice Chancellor Shiv Nadar University, and a leader in the IT sector in India. A Memo of Understanding (MOU) was signed with JK Lakshmipat University in Jaipur. He also visited the JLP Business School, JKL Institute of Management Technology, and NIIT University in Neemrana (Rajasthan).
As a member of the UH delegation led by Dr. Jerry Strickland, Dr. Fitzgibbon traveled to the Philippines to visit the University of the Philippines System. Other members of the delegation included Dr. John Bear, and several deans including Dr. John Roberts, College of Liberal Arts and Studies; Dr. Joe Tedesco, College of Engineering; and Dr. Mark Smith, Natural Sciences and Mathematics. An MOU signed with University of the Philippines System will focus on joint programs and student exchanges.