PVAMU Team Visits Panama as Part of Trade Delegation

Panama VisitA team from Prairie View A&M University traveled to Panama City, Panama to participate in a trade delegation. Fifteen business leaders from across Texas participated in the annual event including Senior Vice President for Business Affairs Dr. Corey Bradford, College of Business Dean Dr. Munir Quddus, and College of Agriculture and Human Sciences Associate Dean Dr. Kwaku Addo.

“This year’s trade delegation to Panama had three goals,” said Quddus. “First, to exchange ideas on how to export American goods and services to Panama to boost trade. Second, with the newly completed $5 billion expansion of the Panama Canal, the delegation wanted to explore how additional traffic could increase exports and imports to Texas and the United States. Third, the PVAMU team was especially interested in partnerships with institutions of research and higher education in Panama for greater exchange of students and scholars between the two nations. During our visit, Dr. Bradford signed, on behalf of President Ruth Simmons, a preliminary memorandum of understanding with City of Knowledge, a university in Panama. The university is especially interested in the (teaching and research) expertise of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences. At the same time, PVAMU’s College of Business is interested in bringing graduate and undergraduate students from Panama to PVAMU. Another idea is taking our MBA (or EMBA) program to Panama.”

The mayor of Prairie View, David Allen, orchestrated PVAMU’s participation in this year’s trade delegation, which was organized by Ambassador Enrique Sosa, Consul General of Panama.