Welcome to the Center for International Studies at Virginia Union University. The mission of the Center is to provide leadership and support for internationally oriented and interdisciplinary teaching and research; local, national and international business; and other creative work and services. This mission will be achieved through active collaboration with several other organs of the University, such as the Sydney Lewis School of Business, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, All the Schools and Departments at VUU, Institutional Advancement, Financial Aid, and Center for Career Services to mention a few.
The Center for International Studies (CFIS) at Virginia Union University will provide the means whereby the institution can use its academic and service resources to fulfill a major mission, which is to “develop scholars, leaders and lifelong learners of a global society.” The Center will continually advance faculty and students’ interests in national and international issues in order to become aware of global opportunities that might positively enrich them socially, culturally and academically.
In keeping with the mission of Virginia Union University, the Center for International Studies will promote the education of students and the experiential knowledge of faculty to become outstanding contributors to society through global learning and experiencing the cultures of other countries.
The mission of the CFIS at VUU is to provide leadership and support for internationally oriented and interdisciplinary teaching and research; local, national and international business; and other creative work and services. CFIS will promote study abroad programs for VUU students and faculty as well as bring students and faculty from abroad to VUU campus and the local community.
Focus Areas of the Center
Goals of the Center for International Studies
The CFIS will organize periodic workshops and seminars on international trade and business; prepare a quarterly newsletter; create and maintain a website to keep international students informed of any changes in immigration regulations. The CFIS will also solicit travel grants to allow international faculty teaching opportunities as well as grants for international graduate and undergraduate student research and teaching. In order to enrich the international dimension of the co-curricular content, the CFIS will develop courses with an international focus with other institutions on multicultural issues. The Center will also advertise the Minor in International Affairs programs through brochures.
David Adewuyi, Ph. D.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Dr. H.P. Singh-Sandhu, Sydney Lewis School of Business
Mrs. Bynetta Wiggins, School of Education, Psychology & IDS
Ms. Kristie White, Enrollment Management
Ms. Sukenya Best, School of Humanities and Sciences
Dr. Dorothy Eseonu, School of Math, Sciences and Technology
Dr. John W. Kinney, Dean, SDP School of Theology
Ms. Vanessa Coombs, Director of Public Relations
Dr. Peter Sutton, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ms. Karen Jenkins, Financial Aid Office
Mrs. Takeisha Brown, Director of Career Services
Mrs. Ida L. Jones, Program Assistant, International Studies
Dr. David Adewuyi
Director, Center for International Studies
Phone: (804) 342-3937/3939
Fax: (804) 257-5765