Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dr. Ben Lee appointed as Vice President of Akamai University

Dr Douglass Capogrossi, President of Akamai University present certificate of appointment as Vice-President for Asia-Pacific Business Programs to Dr Ben Lee. Looking on is Dr Tony Moranto, Vice-President of Akamai University.

The Board of Directors of Akamai University welcomed an important visitor at their Hawaii headquarters from 15 - 22 January 2011. Dr. Ben Lee of the EDS Business School, Penang, Malaysia, was invited to travel to USA to meet with the members of the Akamai University Board of Directors who gathered for the IDEAL on-site accreditation visit.

Dr. Douglass Capogrossi, Akamai President; Dr. Anthony Maranto, Vice President; Dr. Dale McSherry, Board Secretary; Prof. James Ferrell, Board Treasurer; and Dr. Deryl Gulliford, Chairman of the Academic Council all met on 16 January to conduct their First Quarter 2011 Board meeting. The Board was pleased with the presence of Dr. Ben Lee upon the occasion of his unanimous confirmation as Vice President for Asia-Pacific Business Programs.

Akamai University First Quarter 2011 Board Meeting on 16 January 2011 at Hilo, Hawaii. From left to right: Dr. Dale McSherry, Akamai Board Secretary; Dr. Douglass Capogrossi, Akamai President; Dr. Deryl Gulliford, Chairman of the Akamai Academic Council; Prof. James Ferrell, Akamai Board Treasurer; and Dr. Anthony Maranto, Akamai Vice President.

While Dr. Capogrossi appointed Dr. Ben Lee as the Asia-Pacific Vice President during November of 2010, this gathering was the first opportunity for the Akamai Board to meet and confirm the appointment. Dr. Capogrossi was very pleased to have his "long time friend", Dr. Ben Lee visit the Akamai headquarters in Hawaii, personally meet the Akamai Board and staff members and explore the many wonderful sites on the Island of Hawaii. Dr. Anthony Maranto, Akamai Vice President, was pleased with meeting the "dynamic Dr. Ben" who was his long time colleague, but had not the privilege of meeting together in person.

In Akamai University's president office. Vice-President Dr Anthony Moranto and President Dr Douglass Capogorssi

Prof. James Ferrell was "honored" to have Dr. Ben visit thePohakuwaena Research Station near Hilo, and was delighted with the ideas and support he felt in communications with Dr. Ben. Dr. Deryl Gulliford, Chairman of Akamai's Academic Council, mentioned his delight with the "strength of Dr. Lee's academic ideas," and "concern for quality in higher education". Dr. Dale McSherry, Akamai Board Secretary was most impressed with Dr. Lee's "delightful sense of humor" and his "ethical character". The Akamai administrative staff were very happy to meet Dr. Ben, with whom they have exchanged communications and conducted administrative tasks for the past few years.

On 20 Jan 2011 visit the Akamai University's Pohakuwaena Research Station. From left to right: Dr Douglass Capogrossi, President of Akamai University; Dr Nelson Binag, President Emeritus of Sultan Kudarat State University; Prof James Ferrell, Akamai Board Member; Dr Serafin Ngohayon, President of Ifugao State University and Dr Ben Lee.

Akamai has extended an open invitation for Dr. Ben Lee to return to Hawaii at his earliest convenience.

News by EDS Team @ 30 January 2011.

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