Greetings from Dr. Saleha Suleman, Towson University- Maryland:
I hope my message finds you well. I joined Towson University Maryland as the Assistant Vice President for International Initiatives on July 1, 2014. In this position, I will be strengthening existing international partnerships as well as developing new partners for Towson University. I will also set the directions and implementation of the Towson University’s International Strategic Plan.
Founded in 1866, Towson University is recognized as one of the nation’s best regional public universities, offering more than 100 Bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located in Towson, Maryland which is only eight miles north of Baltimore, the campus encompassing 328 acre, offers a pleasant learning environment and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources.
With over 22,000 students including close to 800 international students, representing 73 nations, Towson University is among the largest public universities in the state of Maryland. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE) to award undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Towson University’s academic programs combine research-based learning with practical application and offer research, internships and job opportunities to its students through partnership with private and public organizations throughout Maryland.
The U.S. News and World Report 2014 America’s Best Colleges guide ranks Towson University 11th in the public Regional universities (north) category, placing it among the Best of the 47 institutions surveyed. The US, News and World Report also ranked Towson one of the nation’s best and most efficiently run universities; an institution with most successful management of financial resources.
Besides the top quality undergraduate and graduate academic programs, Towson University’s English Language Center (ELC) offers a comprehensive English language program that strengthens students, language skills, develop cross-cultural awareness and enriches personal growth and development. More information about Towson University is available at www.towson.edu
I am contacting you to build and strengthen our linkages and find out the international partnerships’ priorities of your institution so we can initiate the exploration of collaborations between Towson and your institution in the areas of:
a) Student exchanges
b) Faculty exchanges
c) Research Projects
d) Joint international grants
e) Language and Cultural Immersion Short-Term Programs
f) Professional Development and Training Opportunities for faculty and staff
I hope you will identify and send me specific areas/programs/disciplines in which Towson University can collaborate with your institution. I am sure that you will find Towson University as a great international partner and will connect with us for the future collaborations.
I look forward to building partnership with your institution.
Dr. Saleha Suleman
Assistant Vice President for International Initiatives