International Advisory Council
COESS had its first International Advisory Council dinner in the beautiful city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in July, 2007. Attending were prominent individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, representing the areas of government, education, health, and business.
Hon. Edward Clancy, consular agent, American Embassy, San Miguel de Allende
Sr. Jesus Correa, presidente municipal, San Miguel de Allende
Mr. Dennis Hart, Esq., president, San Miguel Educational Foundation, San Miguel de Allende
Ms. Sherry Heinecke, Minor Corporation, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr. Eddie W. Henderson, dean, College of Education and Social Sciences, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas
Sr. Miguel Kegal, general manager, Biblioteca Publica de San Miguel de Allende
Ms. Robin Loving, coordinator, WTAMU and San Miguel de Allende Partnership in Education
Dr. Javier Magallanes Camacho, director de Salud Reproductivo, Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social, Queretero, Mexico
Dr. Robert Maxwell, physician, San Miguel de Allende
Hon. Debra McCartt, mayor, City of Amarillo, Amarillo, Texas
Mr. Rajiv Mehra, director, Uday Tours and Travel Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, India
Dr. J. Patrick O’Brien, president, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas
Sra. Maria Concepcion Perez, directora, Escuela Primaria Independencia, San Miguel de Allende
Sr. Franciso Peyret, director of tourism and international relations, City of San Miguel de Allende
Ms. Helen Piehl, president and CEO, Western Sales and Testing, Amarillo, Texas
Profesor Wenceslao Sanano Rendon, director, Escuela Secondaria Technica La Luz
Sr. Marc Rodriquez, general manager, Casa de Sierra Nevada Hotel, San Miguel de Allende
Mr. Leonardo Rosen, community volunteer, San Miguel de Allende
Hermana Sofia Laura Rangel Salazar, superiora general, La Orden de Las Hermanas Dominicas de Maria, San Miguel de Allende
Mr. Rod Schroder, superintendent, Amarillo Independent School District, Amarillo, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Schaeffer, investors and philanthropists, Happy, Texas
Dr. Angela Spaulding, associate dean, College of Education and Social Sciences, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas
The creation of the Council strengthens the University’s relationships with the international community and provides opportunities for publicity and advancing opportunities to bring cultural awareness and understanding to current and future generations of students. Please read the following letter from an international advisory committee member, Dr. Javier Magallanes Camacho, Director de Salud Reproductivo, Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social, Queretero, Mexico(translated from Spanish to English):
Hello. I hope you are doing well. First, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your important offer given to me to serve on the International Counsel. Let me commend you for this important mission you all have taken with your students and professors. It’s transparent the fruits of contribution this enormous talent and grand vision will produce by the College of Education and Social Sciences. You can be confident that we will give our best efforts to help combat the limits and obstacles we face.
On a separate note, I want to share my large gratitude for the efforts your companions (Dr. Spaulding) and yourself for what you do for the children of Mexico and for Mexican origin students in the United States. The opportunity you all offer them and your teachers through this travel experience is worthy of recognition and requires respect for the fact that this world has good people like yourself and your team members.
With respect and gratitude,
Dr. Jesus JavierMagallanes Camacho
P.S. Also I will be thankful to you if you send me the commentaries/reviews from the assembly of the International Council, with some notes on its objectives and possible photographs to share with community and to our corresponding news.