Saint Monica University Admitted into Council of Independent Colleges

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June 19, 2014 - PRLog -- Saint Monica University (SMU): The American International University today announced that it has been admitted into the prestigious Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), making it one of only 19 foreign universities to be admitted into the US-based major national service organization for all small and mid-sized, independent, liberal arts colleges and universities.

“Saint Monica University considers its membership of the Council of Independent Colleges as a strategic advantage and it will help us position ourselves even better as an American-style international university,” said Professor Januarius Jingwa (JJ) Asongu, President and Chief Executive Officer of SMU. “CIC will benefit the senior administrators, faculty, staff, and students – indeed the entire SMU community – in multiple ways. The organization focuses on providing services to campus leaders through seminars, workshops, and programs that assist institutions in improving educational offerings, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility.”

“In a bid to take advantage of all the opportunities that CIC offers us, SMU has also joined the select number of CIC member institutions participating in the Tuition Exchange Program (TEP),” said Mr. Che Fuhnwe Tanifor, Vice President for International Affairs at SMU. TEP will offer our faculty and staff, as well as their immediate family members, the opportunity to study for free at participating TEP institutions in the United States and other countries. We hope our faculty and staff will benefit from this opportunity.”

“We are pleased to welcome Saint Monica University into the Council of Independent Colleges,” said Dr. Richard H. Ekman, President of CIC. “As an association of nonprofit independent colleges and universities, we have worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership; advance institutional excellence; and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society. CIC has been helping member colleges and universities find ways to increase their visibility and providing them with a broad range of initiatives to improve the quality of education and strengthen institutional resources. It is the only national organization today that focuses solely on providing services directly to independent colleges and universities.”

To fulfill its mission, CIC provides ideas, resources, and programs that help institutions improve their leadership expertise, educational programs, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility. Member institutions are drawn from across the spectrum of independent higher education, including selective liberal arts colleges, medium-sized private universities, religious colleges, historically black colleges, and single-sex institutions.

About Saint Monica University: The American International University

Saint Monica University (SMU) is an American-style private Christian institution, offering programs that are at the intersection of the liberal arts, science and technology. It is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, entrepreneurial and professional development of a diverse student population. SMU is focused on the student experience and helping our students achieve their educational and career goals, and contributing to a more sustainable society.  We offer various bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees through the School of Arts & Education (SAE), School of Business & Public Policy (SBPP), School of Health & Human Services (SHHS), and School of Science, Engineering & Technology (SSET). For more information about SMU, visit our website: www.smuedu.org or write to us at admissions@stmonicauniversity.com.

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