IU president visits Vietnam to renew ties

FILE - In a Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, file photo, Indiana University President Michael McRobbie speaks during a news conference in Bloomington, Ind. A study by The Chronicle of Higher Education says the number of public college presidents earning over $1 million more than doubled in the 2012-2013 fiscal year from the year before. McRobbie is one of the top 10 earners in the fiscal year 2012-2013. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
FILE - In a Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, file photo, Indiana University President Michael McRobbie speaks during a news conference in Bloomington, Ind. A study by The Chronicle of Higher Education says the number of public college presidents earning over $1 million more than doubled in the 2012-2013 fiscal year from the year before. McRobbie is one of the top 10 earners in the fiscal year 2012-2013. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Michael A. McRobbie has concluded the first official visit by a standing Indiana University president to Vietnam.

The trip included two days of meetings with educational and governmental officials and IU alumni.

During the trip, McRobbie met with members of Vietnam’s National Assembly and officials from Vietnam National University-Hanoi.

He also met with U.S. Ambassador David Shear.

McRobbie says IU has a long history of involvement in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam.

In addition to visiting Vietnam, McRobbie and the rest of the IU delegation traveled to Japan, Singapore and China and will visit with alumni in Hong Kong before returning to Indiana.

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