This archived article was written by: Seth Richards
A delegation from a technology college in the Democratic Republic of Congo toured the campus and facilities of USU Eastern on October 3.
Minister of Media Lambert Mende Omalanga, Provost of the Lodja University of Science and Technology Emile Kasende Okama, Lambert’s Secretary Jean Paul Olowa, Consultant Pungu Okito, and Congolese U.N. Representative Aena Louise Konde came to USU Eastern in search of a college with which they could organize an exchange that might help to further the educational quality of the University at Lodja and ultimately the Congolese economy.
This visit was prompted by a recent trip Mary Hubbard, USU vice provost for international education, and an entourage of USU faculty took to the Congo to open it up for Utah State international education.
The delegation toured the Price campus with Alex Herzog, associate vice chancellor for student services, and dined with Chancellor Joe Peterson. They later toured the Logan Campus where Omalanga and Okoma signed an educational cooperation agreement with USU President Stan Albrecht.
According to Herzog, the delegation was impressed that Price was an ideal academic environment, with minimal distractions. The foreign representatives seemed fond of the idea of sending young men to Price to study engineering.