Saint Augustine’s University, the historically Black educational institution in Raleigh, North Carolina, has entered into a partnership agreement with the University of the Pacific in the South American nation of Colombia. The agreement will allow for student exchanges beginning this coming academic year.
Saint Augustine’s University President Everett B. Ward stated that “this partnership will help our students broaden their knowledge and their leadership skills from a global perspective.”
Kanton Reynolds, director of international programs at the university, added that “this agreement demonstrates that Saint Augustine’s University is committed to producing global scholars and citizens, which is a requirement in today’s society if you are going to remain competitive both individually and as an institution. It also demonstrates that HBCUs like Saint Augustine’s University can and should be active and relevant entities in international education.”