In a lately concluded poll, Rector NUST Engr. Muhammad Asghar has been elected to The Talloires Network’s Steering Committee. Leaders of 63 institutions from across 19 countries cast ballots and elected him for a three-year term starting January 1, 2015. Voting deadline was 12th November, 2014.
The nominations committee chaired by Steering Committee Vice-Chair Janice Ried, nominated eight candidates based on their capabilities and services, for four to be then elected from amongst them. The nominees included Ernest Aryeetey (Vice-Chancellor, University of Ghana), Sara Ladrón de Guevara (Rector, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico), Lorraine McIlrath (Founding Director, Campus Engage; Project Coordinator, Community Knowledge Initiative, National University of Ireland, Galway), Andrew Petter (President and Vice-Chancellor, Simon Fraser University, Canada), Ignacio Sánchez (Rector Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Andrew Vann (Vice-Chancellor, Charles Sturt University, Australia), David Watson (Principal, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom) and Engr. Muhammad Asghar (Rector NUST).
A renowned leader in higher education, now being part of the TN Steering Committee, Mr. Muhammad Asghar would contribute his vision and experience in the global higher education civic engagement and social responsibility movement to guiding the Talloires Network for a three-year term (January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2017).