Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-03-16

David Chapman, Dean of Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences and Tatyana Karaman, Samford's Associate Vice President for Decision Support and Financial Strategy, met with officials from six Chinese universities during a special recruiting trip March 2-8.

Chapman and Karaman traveled to the cities of Beijing, Tianjin, Yantai and Wuhan to promote student and faculty exchange relationships between Samford and Tsinghua Unviersity, Nankai University and Yantai University--some of China's most prominent universities. Tsinghua University in Beijing hosted Chapman and Karaman at a special dinner during their visit.

Samford hopes to recruit as many as 25 Chinese students next year. “Chinese students are eager to travel to the United States,"Chapman said, "and we believe that hosting international students enhances the global experience of all students at Samford.”

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.