Prestigious award for Adventist administrator

A Pacific Adventist University (PAU) administrator has received a prestigious award including an opportunity to gain invaluable experience in the United States.

Quality assurance manager Daphne Oevi-Artango has been awarded the Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship, which is funded by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and overseen by the Institute of International Education.

The Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program is a global leadership exchange program that strengthens institutions and fosters mutual understanding between the United States and other countries. The program focuses on a variety of fields including education, public health and environmental management.

Ms Oevi-Artango is one of the few chosen for the prestigious program for the 2024-2025 academic year. Her fellowship placement will be at Pennsylvania State University for a period of 10 months starting in August. During this time, she will focus on the field of educational administration, planning and policy.

“We are thrilled for Daphne and this incredible opportunity,” said Professor Lalen Simeon, deputy vice chancellor academic and provost at PAU, which is located in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

“Her dedication to quality assurance and her passion for education make her a perfect candidate for this program. We have no doubt she will gain invaluable knowledge and experience that will benefit both her and PAU upon her return.”