Division of International Studies Dean’s Advisory Board Meeting 2009

The Division of International Studies welcomed its advisory board at an evening reception Thursday, September 24. Speaking at the reception were advisory board member and UW alum Thomas Sternberg (Chairman, SKCG group, White Plains, NY) and UW System President Kevin Reilly, who reported on his recent travels with the Governor’s Trade Mission to China and Japan.

Sternberg, who sits on both the Division of International Studies advisory board and the Wisconsin China Initiative advisory board, reflected on the role of each board in helping UW-Madison serve as both a “global player and a global resource.”


“I envision the University of Wisconsin as a place where the world’s businesses can go to find employees who have more than just the required course work to do a job.  I see a place that nurtures and trains people to broaden their perspectives beyond the classroom and to embrace cultures, languages, and philosophies that will enable them to do the job effectively in distant places where they are needed.”

Read Sternberg’s full remarks here.

Division of International Studies Advisory Board Reception

Photographs by Derek Jennings