President Fitts Visits Panama

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The Republic of Panama was honored last week to receive Tulane University President Michael Fitts on his first international trip since assuming office. Panama is home to a large Tulane alumni base as well as two permanent Tulane graduate school programs (with the Payson Center and the Freeman School of Business). It also shares a number of historical and cultural similarities with New Orleans so was a natural destination for kicking off the President's international relations efforts.

During his visit, I was pleased to meet with President Fitts to brief him on Payson's Panama Field Work Experience program and various other initiatives that hold potential for expanding the Tulane-Panama relationship. His trip concluded with an outdoor terrace reception overlooking the Panama bay and Canal entrance at which dozens of Tulane alumni and friends were present. Among the guests, were recent Payson graduates, LLM in Development, Hugo Wood and undergraduate coordinate major, Juan Carlos Monterrey.

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