Clayton State University’s College of Business hosted two visiting faculty from the Daejeon Health & Sciences College from Daejeon, South Korea on Nov. 12 and Nov. 13.
Dr. Se-Hong Park, the dean of the Daejeon School of Business, and Dr. Gi-Hyun Song, professor of Information Systems, visited Clayton State to discuss a joint program with the College of Business. The goal of their visit is to create a similar program that Clayton State’s College of Health already shares with Daejeon.
Fifteen Daejeon nursing students and one faculty member visited Clayton State this past summer.
The on-going relationship between Clayton State and Daejeon continues to expand following a visit to South Korea in May 2014 by Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas Hynes and Dean of the College of Health Dr. Lisa Eichelberger.
The initial Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Clayton State and Daejeon Health Sciences University, signed in March 2013, served as a future general framework for inter-institutional cooperation between Clayton State and Daejeon Health Sciences. During Hynes’ and Eichelberger’s 2014 visit they also finalized a MOU for beginning explorations for future shared activities with the colleges of business from both institutions.
“It opens the door to expanded academic collaborations – student and faculty exchanges, joint teaching or collaborative degree programs, Korean student enrollment - between Clayton State and foreign institutions that have compatible health curriculum,” notes Hynes at the time of his Korean visit.
The MOU for activities between the two institutions’ colleges of business outlines a partnership which will enable students from Daejeon finishing their associates degree in business to come to Clayton State to complete their B.S. degrees in business, says Hynes.