From November 1-4, 2014, IAPCHE hosted the Conference for Presidents and Other Senior Leaders at d'Village Resort in Melaka, Malaysia. The theme of the conference was: Partnership and Collaboration in Christian Higher Education: Exploring Opportunitites, Forging Strategies. This Conference brought together 89 senior leaders/administrators of 17 different countries. In the course of this three-day conference, attendees were provided opportunities to network, partner, and explore joint ventures together.
The full group of Presidents, Principals, and Senior Leaders poses for a photo Melaka, Malaysia.
What did you like the best in the conference?
Opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues.
Interactive sessions, classes, Group discussion properly organized, well managed.
The diversity of cultures and institutions
President of IAPCHE Board, Harry Fernhout, poses with sign introducing the conference outside of d'Village Resort.
Participants, Trevor Sofield, Claudia Beversluis, and Geoff Beech, meet and discuss issues pertaining to leadership in Christian Higher Education.
Director of IAPCHE, Dr. Mwenda Ntarangwi, introduces the conference theme.
Presidents Doug Blomberg of Institute for Christian Studies and Andrew Smith of Bethlehem Tertiary Institute enjoy a meal at d'Village.
Plenary speaker, Gerald Pillay, speaks about the role Christian universities can play in challenging the commoditization of higher education.
Plenary speaker, Bishop Gladstone, speaks about using local resources to advance the goals of international Christian Higher Education.
Plenary speaker, Quentin Nantz, gives specific examples of higher education institution and church partnerships in advancing Christian Higher Education.
Participants listen to plenary speakers.
Participants were able to visit the many historic sites and tourist destinations in the town of Melaka, Malaysia.
Participants engage in discussions on strategies and opportunities for improving partnerships and collaboration in Christian Higher Education.
Participants find books related to leadership in Christian Higher Education which were graciously provided by Theological Book Network.
Leaders gather in "World Cafe" style discussions on topics such as: Research Collaboration, Recruiting International Students, Faculty Exchange, and Distance Education.
A special THANK YOU to conference organizer and regional director of the Asia-Oceania region of IAPCHE, J. Dinakarlal, for the work he put into organizing and carrying out the conference.
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