President Cahoon visits Taiwanese alumni
President Allan Cahoon made a quick but memorable visit to Taiwan in December to celebrate the achievements of Royal Roads’ Taiwanese alumni and discuss plans for the future.
During the four-day visit, the president visited alumni associations in two of the country’s bustling cities, Kaohsiung in the south and the nation’s capital, Taipei, on the northern tip of the island.
He arrived in Taipei Dec. 7 and was welcomed by representatives of the Royal Roads MBA Taiwan Alumni Association, as well as a representative of the university’s alumni association in Beijing, China. Over the next few days he attended several meetings and dinners while in Taipei, and visited the businesses of alumni. Cahoon also attended the alumni association’s annual gala, where he presented awards to alumni for their outstanding achievements and their service as ambassadors for Royal Roads in Taiwan.
After a trip on Taiwan’s high-speed train, President Cahoon visited alumni in Kaohsiung, where he attended a gala that doubled as a small convocation. Cahoon personally presented 13 recent graduates with their Master of Business Administration degrees, as well as an award and plaque to Ahung Chen, the president of the Royal Roads MBA Taiwan Alumni Association—Southern District.
With more than 2,000 graduates, Royal Roads has the largest MBA alumni group in Taiwan. The alumni of Taiwan were generous to their alma mater, presenting two US$10,000 donations for the university to Cahoon during the trip. These donations bolster the university’s ongoing Advancement fundraising efforts.
The alumni were also enthusiastic about promoting Royal Roads and its programs, and the president explored the possibility of offering Royal Roads graduate certificates to our alumni in the future. He expressed the university’s appreciation for their support and willingness to work with alumni.