April 02, 1973

UA President goes to South Vietnam to meet with educators

Release date: 4-02-73

FAIRBANKS-- Dr. William R. Wood, president of the University of Alaska, flew to South Vietnam Saturday on another educational consulting assignment for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

This is Wood's third trip to South Vietnam in the past year and a half to assist the nation in upgrading its institutions of higher learning.

The educator has undertaken a number of assignments of this nature in the past, the first of which took him to Libya in 1955.  He is a vice president of the International Association of University Presidents which met in Liberia in 1971 to lend assistance to developing nations of mid-Africa.

In South Vietnam, Wood is expected to consult with the minister of education and his staff and educators.

He plans to return to Alaska on April 28.