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August 2008

Release Date: Aug. 11, 2008

Rallo Appointed to Board of Texas International Education Consortium

Angelo State University President Joseph C. Rallo, who has broadened international education opportunities for ASU students since he joined the university in 2007, has been named to the board of directors of the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC).

The board, which is appointed from members of the Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors, helps direct TIEC efforts at enhancing the international opportunities available to universities and their students.

“In our increasingly interconnected world,” Rallo said, “international education helps bring the peoples of the world together through mutual understanding and mutual opportunities for the future.”

TIEC assists educators and students worldwide to strengthen instructional programs, to build effective management and administrative structures and to develop a foundation for life-long learning. Founded in 1985 the independent, self-funded, non-profit corporation delivers a full range of services by utilizing the extensive resource base of 32 public universities in the State of Texas along with other U.S. institutions.

During his academic career, Rallo has published extensively on global business topics with an emphasis on the European Union and Japan. He was selected in 1978 as the first American Fellow to the European University Institute, established by the European Union in Florence, Italy, as its primary educational and research institution. Dr. Rallo has also been named a Fulbright Scholar and NATO Fellow. He also has testified before United States Senate committees on technology relations between the U.S. and the European Union.

From 1992-99, he chaired the executive committee of the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, a consortia of Michigan’s 15 public institutions and Shiga Prefecture in Hikone, Japan, with extensive on-site programs focused on language, culture and business.