Florida Tech President Dwayne McCay met privately on Feb. 7 with Kim Hurtault-Osborne, executive secretary for integral development at the Organization for American States. The two, joined by OAS staff members Cesar Parga and Adrianna Bonilla, and Florida Tech’s Tristan Fiedler, met at OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C.
OAS, the world’s oldest regional organization with roots dating back to 1889, represents 35 independent states in North, Central and South America. It also has 69 permanent observer nations.
The meeting between McCay and Hurtault-Osborne was a continuation of the Florida Tech-OAS interaction fostered at the Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) in December 2017, a six-day Florida trip which included the university as one of the destinations for the dozens of ACE representatives, including many from OAS countries.
McCay spoke to Hurtault-Osborne about Florida Tech’s strength as a global university, its unparalleled international diversity and its thriving exchange programs, among other topics.
The following week, Fiedler (pictured below), Florida Tech’s associate vice president for research, federal government relations and partnerships, spoke to OAS delegates at the headquarters building. He touched on the university’s Pillars of Excellence, STEM education and women in STEM, and its Scott Center for Autism Treatment.