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Lynn is "What the World is Coming To"
Published Aug. 08, 2012
The tagline, “What the World is Coming To,” is part of Lynn University’s admission marketing campaign. It not only refers to the high percentage of international students enrolled at Lynn, but it also refers to the university’s innovative approach to teaching and learning.
“Lynn is like a mini United Nations,” said Gareth Fowles, vice president for enrollment management. “Recruiting international students has been part of the institution’s mission since its’ founding. We are devoted to creating a culturally diverse campus that enhances Lynn’s academic and social environment.”
On Oct. 22, Lynn’s campus will become even more diverse when the university welcomes journalists from around the world to cover the final presidential debate. “With thousands of journalists coming to campus and millions of people tuning in, the world is literally coming to Lynn for this debate,” said Fowles.
With the debate in their backyards, Lynn students – both domestic and international – will be able to participate in American democracy in action and watch a dialogue of historic importance.
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Fowles, a native of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, was appointed vice president for enrollment management at Lynn University in 2010. A Lynn alumnus, Fowles received his B.S. in Business Administration in ’99 and his M.B.A. in International Business in ’01, and was a distinguished student-athlete playing for the Fighting Knights men’s soccer team. He earned his terminal degree from Vanderbilt University in 2010, where his dissertation focused on enhancing the market position of Lindsey Wilson College and reducing student departure for the Kentucky institution.
Fowles, who came to the United States in 1995 to attend Lynn University as an international student, recently became an American citizen. Like many of Lynn’s incoming domestic freshman who are turning 18, this fall will be Fowles’ first time voting in a federal election. “My home is in America,” said Fowles. “It’s very rewarding knowing that I can become more of an active and engaged, democratic citizen in the land that I live.”
In this role, Fowles can speak to the media regarding Lynn University’s admission office, higher education admission practices, enrollment numbers and recruitment of international students. In addition, he can discuss the importance of cultural diversity and multicultural experiences in the classrooms, especially during the 2012 election season when Lynn University will host the Oct. 22 presidential debate on campus.