Serban appointed to US National Commission for UNESCO
City College Superintendent-President Dr. Andreea Serban has been appointed to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. She was appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after a long screening process of several candidates.
The U.S. National Commission is a Federal Advisory Committee to the Department of State. UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization, is a U.N. agency founded in 1945. Their goal is to work for peace and international cooperation through education, culture and science.
“I am very excited about being part of this commission,” Dr. Serban said in a press release. “I look forward to contributing to this fundamental belief from the community college and higher education perspective.”
Dr. Serban is currently the only community college representative in the commission. Other members include representatives from non-novermental organisations as well as federal, state and local governments. She is also the current President for the Board of Directors for the California Colleges for International Education, which was one of many reasons she was chosen.
“This is a major achievement and an honor to both Dr. Serban and SBCC,” said Board of Trustees president Dr. Peter Haslund. “It illustrates our ongoing commitment to be a part of an educated global community.”