Xavier Announcing New Initiative Bridging Louisiana and China

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana will hold a press conference today, Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 10:00 a.m., to announce a new initiative bridging Louisiana and China.

         Xavier University, the Confuci  Institute and the 100,000 Strong Foundation are announcing a new initiative that will impact education, business and tourism relationships between Louisiana and China.

         Among the speakers are Louisiana State Superintendent of Education John White, Xavier University president Dr. Norman Francis and a representative from the 100,000 Strong Foundation.

         The conference will take place at the Xavier University Center Ballroom (third floor), on the corner of Broadway Dixon Streets.

         Xavier University of Louisiana is a private, liberal arts co-educational institution offering over 40 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs as well as the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Xavier is the only historically Black, Catholic university in the United States and draws students from 39 states; Washington, D.C.; Guam; the U.S. Virgin Islands; and eight foreign countries. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

         The 100,000 Strong Foundation’s mission is to strengthen U.S. – China relations through Mandarin language learning and study abroad. The Foundation is leading a national movement to ensure that the next generation of Americans is equipped to engage effectively with China, engaging U.S. and Chinese government, business and academic communities in efforts to expand the number and diversity of Americans studying Mandarin and studying abroad in China. They invest in strategic partnerships at the state and local level, and mobilize a robust group of student ambassadors to promote the Foundation’s mission at the grassroots level.

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