Provost and Executive Officer speak at NAFA conference

  • July 22, 2011
Provost and Executive Officer speak at NAFA conference

The NAFA conference aims to promote fellowship advising in the US.

The Provost and Executive Officer of the Gates Cambridge Trust took part in the sixth biennial conference of the National Association of Fellowships Advisors in Chicago last week.

The US association helps advisers to promote fellowship advising in higher education and to support candidates through the application process.

Professor Robert Lethbridge, Provost of the Trust, and James Smith, Executive Officer, gave a well-received 30-minute presentation at the conference, followed by a short Q & A on 16thJuly to around 300 advisors from around the USA.

Representatives from other scholarship programmes also gave talks, with the Rhodes and Mitchell scholarship programmes giving presentations on the same day as the Gates Cambridge scholarship programme.

Professor Lethbridge and Mr Smith also met with the new President of the NAFA, Doug Cutchins from Grinell College [pictured].

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