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Elizabeth Abel, Lady Doak College

Helping Girls Become Women
Elizabeth Abel now lives nearly 9,000 miles away from Lady Doak College, yet still feels a deep sense of gratitude for the education she received at this Christian college for women. “It was a place for inspiration, where we were taught to think independently and globally,” she recalls.

Scranton Women’s Leadership Center Supports Faculty Scholars

“To educate a woman is to educate her family, her society, and her country.” Those words provide power to the Scranton Women’s Leadership Center’s work of helping women live up to their full potential and leadership through education so that they may contribute to the advancement of their own communities and to the world. Through a generous contribution, the Scranton …

Freeman Foundation Generously Supports 2016-17 United Board Fellows Program

The United Board is pleased to announce that the Freeman Foundation has renewed its support for the United Board Fellows Program. The Freeman Foundation has been a long-standing supporter of this signature leadership development program, and its most recent grant will support three Fellows from the 2016-2017 cohort. “Through its generous support, the Freeman Foundation is opening windows of opportunity …

Meet Our New Vice President for Programs: Dr. Wai Ching Angela Wong

The United Board welcomed Wai Ching Angela Wong as its vice president for programs on August 16, 2016. Dr. Wong is well-known to many in our network, from her service as a United Board trustee and member of the Advisory Committee for the Institute for Advanced Study in Asian Cultures and Theologies (IASACT) and from her research, writing, and teaching in …

Anne E. Ofstedal Fellow Named

Dr. Amy Lee, a United Board Fellow, has been named the Anne E. Ofstedal Fellow for the Class of 2016-2017.This designation commemorates Anne Ofstedal, who served the United Board for 17 years and whose warm, collegial nature and attention to detail helped create memorable fellowship experiences for dozens of United Board Fellows. Dr. Lee is a faculty member at Hong …

AULP for Eastern Indonesia and Timor Leste

Over the course of two days, 23 college and university leaders from Eastern and Middle Indonesia and Timor-Leste reflected on the current environment for higher education in their region and ways in which educators can respond to both obstacles and opportunities. Through small group discussions, participants realized they shared common interests in the Christian identity of their respective institutions, capacity …

AULP Focuses on ASEAN Integration

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), formally established on 31 December 2015, marks a major milestone in ASEAN’s regional economic integration agenda. For higher education leaders in the region, it’s an opportunity to develop the learning framework and curricula to support ASEAN’s core principles of free flow of goods, services, investment, capital and skilled labor. At the United Board’s Asian University …

Reconnecting with Scholarship Recipients

In the mid-1950s, the United Board began offering scholarships for Hong Kong students to attend International Christian University (ICU) in Japan. The program required a leap of faith for its earliest participants: a willingness to leave familiar settings in a region still recovering from war and to enroll in a newly established institution. Yet many of the 100 or so …

Herbert S. Corpuz, University of St. Louis

An Educator and a Global Citizen
Herbert S. Corpuz considers himself to be a global citizen, so when he learned about the United Board Visiting Lecturers Program (VLP), he seized the chance to spend a few months at Kachin Theological College and Seminary in Myanmar. “It has always been my dream to learn about the cultures of different people through actual immersion in their community while serving them through sharing my expertise,” he says.