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09 October 2010 | in Rectors' Forum, CUSF News

1st ODUCC Rector’s Forum




SANTO DOMINGO - In the context of the 13th ODUCC Games and at the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of ODUCC, for the first time in the history of the organization a Rector’s Forum was organized.

This Forum lasted two days (October 5th and 6th) at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo. The Vice-rector of the University, Mr. Ivan Grullon, welcomed the 60 delegates to this conference. 25 rector’s and vice-rector’s welcomed their team for the ODUCC Games and took part in the Forum. FISU President George E. Killian insisted on the importance that sport must have as a full part of the program of the high education institutions. ODUPA President Julio Jakob and ODUCC President Soter Vasquez presented their organizations and underlined the importance of having sport and educational events taking place together.

The aim of the Forum was to present to the Rectors the different models of university sport organizations and policies existing in the different countries of the region.

Teresita ArazuraAmong the speakers were representatives of the FISU member associations. The first speaker was Teresita Arazura, President of the National University Sport Federation of Colombia and also Jorge Solis Secretary-General of the NUSF of Mexico and Anthony Davis, Secretary-General of the NUSF of Jamaica. On the second day after the session of question and answers a declaration was adopted.

(Source: Kolë Gjeloshaj, Director Educational and Development Services)