SIS Inducts Former Mexico President Vicente Fox as a Bennett Fellow

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The School of International Studies, along with OSU’s Spears School of Business, had the distinct honor to induct former Mexico President Vicente Fox as the 17th member of SIS’s Henry G. Bennett Distinguished Fellows Program on February 5th. President Fox visited Oklahoma as the guest speaker for the Oklahoma City Management Briefing Series and Tulsa Business Forums Series, both put on by the Spears School’s Center for Executive and Professional Development. Fox spoke about “Bringing the New Economy to Latin America.” During the visit, José Sagarnaga, manager of the OSU-OSU - Mexico Liaison Office, talked with President Fox about collaborations between the upcoming Fox Center in Mexico and OSU. One of the goals of the OSU-Mexico Liaison Office is to increase the number of Mexican students attending OSU as well as OSU students attending Mexican universities for study abroad experiences. The Fox Center, Mexico’s first presidential library, will not only serve as a reflection of Fox’s time in office from 2000-2006, but it will more importantly serve as an academic center to foster education among Mexico’s students. Along with President Fox, members of SIS’s Bennett Fellows Program include former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former S. Korean Prime Minister Duck Woo Nam and retired US Congressman Wes Watkins.

Pictured (l-r) Dr. Sarah Freedman (OSU Dean of the Spears School of Business), President Fox and José Sagarnaga (Manager, OSU-OSU - Mexico Liaison Office).
Pictured (l-r) Dr. Sarah Freedman (OSU Dean of the Spears School of Business), President Fox and José Sagarnaga (Manager, OSU-OSU - Mexico Liaison Office).