New University for Asian Women Planned

The Asian Women’s Leadership University in Malaysia aims to teach a wide cross-section of women from different backgrounds to become leaders in the professions, business, and government. The university hopes to enroll its first students in 2015.

Barbara Hou, a 2003 graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, is spearheading the project and raising funds. Hou says, “The university aims to attract students who value a U.S.-style liberal arts education, who are attracted to the university’s institutional mission to educate and empower women, and who benefit from a cost advantage of studying in Asia.”

Carol Christ, president of Smith College, and Lynn Pasquerella, president of Mount Holyoke College, are both on the AWLU board of advisers.

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