Renu Khator an Indian-American and also the UH System's first woman chancellor, UH's first foreign-born president and the first ever Indian immigrant to lead a comprehensive research university in the US has been designated as the Chair of American Council on Education (ACE) succeeding James H Mullen Jr.
The eminent personality was also appointed as the chairperson of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' board of directors
She was born in Uttar Pradesh and has received her education in the University of Kanpur.
The American Council of Education is a national establishment that represents all the institutions of higher education-- from elite private to community colleges to 'for profit' universities of America.
The Vice chair of ACE, Khator thanking the fellow presidents considers herself to be exceedingly privileged to be selected for such an important position. She will become the chairman of the American Council on Education on March 16.
ACE furnishes many prospects to the higher education administrators as they can learn from their fellow colleagues and experts. The presidents of US accredited, degree- granting institutions, which include two and four-year colleges, private and public universities, and non-profit and for-profit entities. Are members of the ACE.
Khator communicated with a message on the official website of ACE that the American higher education will go through a transformation in the next decade. For this change the collective efforts of the people for new innovations should be encouraged and there should be a shared platform.
Learning from each other's mistakes will promote the foundations of education.
Although the educational institutions of India and US have similar undertakings but the methodology to deal it with are different.
She appreciated the Indian Education system for the all it has offered.
Explaining the variations of the Indian and US universities she elucidated that India follows a cohort system in which the students have to continue and complete the degrees in a specific course in a pre selected field whereas US Universities allow the students to take admission in a degree at any age permitting the students to work at their own pace.
The students in US can change their majors several times. And for the Bachelors degree there is a common core of two years. Also the students have to take up the courses in humanities, math and social sciences courses irrespective of their field of study Irrespective of whether their field of study is engineering or commerce or arts,
However the Indian Universities don't have two year degree courses.