Business in Africa is focus of next Interdisciplinary Program

April 7, 2005

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Joseph C. Agbasi Student Assistant

Business in Africa is focus of next Interdisciplinary Program

Valdosta State University's fourth interdisciplinary international program will be presented at noon on Friday, April 15, in Pound Hall Auditorium located on Rea and Lillian Steele North Campus.

Dr. C. Tracy Harrington, director of the VSU Center for International Programs (CIP), will conduct the lecture. Harrington, who lived in Tanzania and Zambia for a number of years, has been instrumental in establishing study-abroad programs and faculty exchanges.

Harrington will address a senior level International Management class taught by Dr. Fred A. Ware, VSU professor of management. Expatriate business managers and international traders will receive tips on attaining success in Africa, including brief overviews of selected countries in the continent.

The director will retire from VSU after 16 years of leading the university's multiple internationalization initiatives.
The HUB Learning Cooperative, Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business Administration's Management Department, and CIP are endorsing the event. HUB is a faculty consortium that encourages interdisciplinary educational efforts.

This lecture is the fourth installment of five programs scheduled for the spring semester. The fifth and final program, scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, will deal with international management in Australia and New Zealand.

The public is welcome to attend these various class presentations by campus speakers. The programs are in support of the VSU Collaborative Activity Plan, a strategic effort that encourages interdisciplinary scholarly exchanges. Visitor parking passes for presentation attendees are free and available at the VSU Parking and Transportation Office.

For more information, please contact Ware at (229) 245-2244 or by email at