Mexican higher ed officials visit WNMU to explore partnership

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Several members of Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ) visited Western New Mexico University to explore possibilities of creating partnerships for Mexican students to study at the main campus in Silver City.

A number of programs are of interest to Dr. Ricardo Duarte Jaquez, President of UACJ, who visited Silver City with five of his colleagues to meet with President Shepard and other members of leadership. Jaquez and his team toured the School of Nursing, which was of particular interest to the group who hail from a university that offers many similar programs in the health sciences field. UACJ is a public institution boasting over 26,000 students across four campuses.

“We were impressed with the people from Western New Mexico University and the dedication they show for their programs and students,” stated Dr. Jaquez. “There is the possibility of creating several relationships in programs such as nursing, education and with the Language Institute.”

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