Public Affairs

US Ambassador Visits AUK Campus

21st Apr 2021 | by the Office of Public Affairs

President of AUK, Dr. Rawda Awwad welcomed United States Ambassador, Her Excellency, Ms. Alina Romanowski, and Cultural Officer, Mr. Nelson Wen to the University’s campus to discuss institutional advancements of American education and foundational developments of the liberal arts systems in Kuwait.  

Dr. Rawda Awwad, Ambassador Alina Romanowski, and Mr. Nelson Wen discussed the current global circumstances whereby the adaptation of academic institutions and development of online operations are imperative. There was emphasis on collaborative initiatives related to faculty and student engagement in areas of teaching, research, and community outreach opportunities. Another focal point of the meeting was AUK’s online operations and management of civic participation through the enhancement of academic, physical, and digital infrastructure. 

Dr. Rawda outlined the value of AUK’s partnership with the Embassy of the United States and its importance, “Our close ties with the Embassy of the United States are significant to our institutional mission and remain strategic in advancing American style quality education in Kuwait. AUK is grateful to Ambassador Romanowski and her team and looks forward to a continued association.” 

The Ambassador was provided with a tour of AUK’s campus and its new academic building which houses the brand-new state-of-the-art communication and media center, art and graphic design classrooms, and the latest open computer laboratories. The new Center for Continuing Education (CCE) offices and the University library were also part of this tour.

AUK’s partnership with the Embassy of the United States has been substantially secure since the beginning of its inception in 2004. Over the years, AUK has been working closely with embassy partners, and future meetings combined with regular follow ups sustain this relationship to support and respond to the needs of AUK’s students, faculty, and staff.
  

Ambassador Alina Romanowski receiving a gift from AUK President, Dr. Rawda Awwad
  

Exchange of conversation between AUK President, Dr. Rawda Awwad, Ambassador Alina Romanowski, and Cultural Officer, Mr. Nelson Wen on institutional and academic advancements
  

AUK President, Dr. Rawda Awwad providing a tour for Ambassador Alina Romanowski and Cultural Officer, Mr. Nelson Wen