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College President Joins Governor's Trade Mission

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Montgomery College has made great strides in building a partnership with higher education institutions in India. A College delegation traveled to New Delhi in March to lead a community college symposium, and the College hosted a delegation of Indian educators this fall.Additionally, the College welcomed a pre-summit tour of Indian leaders prior to the U.S.-India Higher Education Summit at Georgetown University, which Montgomery College President DeRionne P. Pollard attended.

On November 28, Dr. Pollard and Dr. Sanjay Rai, vice president and provost of the College's Germantown Campus, joined Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley on his first trade mission to India. During the mission, Dr. Pollard and Dr. Rai look forward to furthering Montgomery College's partnership with India to benefit the state of Maryland and Montgomery County.

Nearly 100 business and education leaders have accompanied the governor on the trip. Among the elected officials who will be in attendance are Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, and Maryland Delegates Kumar Barve, Sam Arora, and Aruna Miller, who represent Montgomery County. Another higher education leader in attendance is University of Maryland President Wallace Loh.


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