New Directors Elected to WFCP Board

September 23, 2016

The members of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting, held in Vitória, Brazil before the 2016 World Congress. The new Board members have a vast amount of experience in the field of professional and technical education and training and bring a breadth of experience in international education. The new directors continue to demonstrate the diversity of the World Federation.

Joining the WFCP Board are:

  • David Hughes, CEO of Association of Colleges (AoC – UK)
    Hughes joined AoC in September, coming from a leading think tank, research and policy organization: Learning and Work Institute. Mr. Hughes spent 11 years in senior roles at the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and the Learning and Skills Council after beginning his career in the voluntary sector in the UK and Australia.
  • John L. Henik, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, Kirkwood Community College and a senior Administrator for the Global Education Network (GEN)
    During Mr. Henik’s 12 years of leadership at GEN, he has supported numerous global partner activities, including annual faculty and student exchanges to Australia, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam and Canada. Mr. Henik is committed to campus globalization. Recently Kirkwood was awarded the top four position among American community colleges in the International Education’s Open Doors report for the number of students who study abroad.
  • Mouhamed Fadel Niang, Director, Higher Institute for Vocational Training (ISEP) and National Coordinator, ISEP Network (Senegal)
    Professor Mouhamed Fadel Niang is a senior Senegalese official who is recognized as an expert in mechanical and civil engineering and economic and collective intelligence for developing countries. He has published numerous scientific and technical publications and articles on a variety of topics from recycling to strategic planning. Mr. Niang has held senior positions at the Ministry of Higher Education in Senegal, the Thies University Rector in Senegal, and Thies University Institute of Technology.
  • Wayne Wheeler, Director, International Programs and Services, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC – USA)
    Mr. Wheeler has over 10 years of experience representing AACC’s 1200 community college members. In his role with AACC he develops and implements strategic initiatives and projects aimed at enhancing the international capacity of community colleges. He also advices community colleges on matters of internationalization and speaks domestically and internationally about the role of American community colleges. Prior to joining AACC, Mr. Wheeler enjoyed a successful legal career as a public interest attorney in New York.

The World Federation is pleased to welcome our new Board of Directors.

The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) is an international network of colleges and national and regional associations of colleges. WFCP provides leadership in delivering workforce education for our global economy. The Federation is a key way for Colleges to link with other key stakeholders in the skills landscape such as employers, sector skills councils, industry, and government.

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Encl: WFCP Board of Directors

For more information, please contact the WFCP Secretariat

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