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The Talloires Network Secretariat is conducting elections to its Steering Committee, following the completion of three previous Committee Members’ terms. The Network Lisa Anderson, Olive Mugenda, and Mark Gearan for their service. All Talloires Network Members are invited to recommend nominees or to second secretariat and SC nominee recommendations.

The Secretariat and Steering Committee Nominee Recommendations are as follows:


  1. Silas Lwakabamba, Rector, National University of Rwanda
  2. Patrick Awuah, Ashesi, Ghana
  3. Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
  4. Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Pretoria (currently Vice-Chair; nominated for a second term)

North America:

  1. Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University
  2. Adam Weinberg, President, Denison University
  3. Lou Anna Simon, Michigan State University
  4. Meric Gertier, University of Toronto
  5. Suzanne Fortier, McGill University
  6. Santa Ono, University British Columbia

Middle East:

  1. Fadlo R. Khuri, President, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  2. Haifa Jamal Al-Lail, President of Effat, Saudi Arabia
  3. Chancellor Bjorn Kjerfve, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


  1. Timothy Tong, President, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (nominated for a second term)

Latin America:

  1. Nieves Tapia, Director, Latin American Center for Service-Learning (nominated for a second term)

All members who wish to send in further recommendations or second any of the above recommendations should send an email to with the subject line “SC Election Recommendation” by October 11, 2016. Please watch this space for further updates and notifications.