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South African ACE Fellow, Patrick Sibaya, Spends Year at UAlbany

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

Patrick T. Sibaya

Patrick T. Sibaya

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 9, 2005) -- Patrick T. Sibaya, senior professor, head of the Department of Educational Psychology, and vice-dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Zululand (UniZul) will spend a month at the University at Albany as an American Council on Education (ACE) fellow. He will arrive on campus Aug. 31.

ACE fellows are typically current college administrators who spend an extended period of time on another campus, working directly with presidents and other senior administrators to observe how they address strategic planning, resource allocation, and policy.

“We are pleased to welcome Patrick Sibaya at the University at Albany for the coming academic year,” said President Kermit L. Hall, who has visited UniZul, a rural university of 6,000 students. “The choice of the University at Albany as a site for an ACE fellow is an honor for the institution and underscores the University’s growing prestige in international education.”

Sibaya is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as an educational, counseling, and research psychologist, and is president of the Psychological Society of South Africa.

Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents, and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.


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