USA CONVENTION 2023
MUST University held its annual convention at its office headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida, on August 14-18, 2023. The convention was attended by department leaders, academic directors, coordinators, professors, and industry consultants.
The convention kicked off with a welcome address from the MUST University President, Giulianna Meneguello as she highlighted the importance of the occasion in bringing together the MUST community to share ideas, network, discuss the ongoing key projects and learn from each other.
The convention featured a variety of speakers and panels, including:
- A keynote address by Mr. Joe Otero from Otero Consulting Group, an industry expert who gave us guidance on academic compliance and advice on advertising and external communications.
- Presentations addressing the latest technology solutions adopted by the University, such as Orbund, Microsoft 365 and Moodle’s latest edition 4.0 were conducted by the IT team.
- A panel discussion with the Academic Department on Capstone courses.
- A workshop on how to develop detailed academic calendars.
- A networking reception for all the participating staff.
The convention was a valuable opportunity for MUST staff to learn from industry experts, network, and gain insights into the upcoming national accreditation process.
Some of the key takeaways from the MUST University Annual USA Convention:
- MUST University ratifies its commitment to offer student centered programs which are up to date with current market trends.
- The future of technology is rapidly changing, and it is important for students to stay up to date with the latest trends and solutions, such as the use of Microsoft 365 & Moodle 4.0.
- MUST University consolidates a significant number of Strengths and Opportunities which are foundation to our continued growth and expansion within the US Hispanic & LATAM markets.
The next MUST University Annual USA Convention will be held in 2024.
MUST UNIVERSITY 6TH ANNIVERSARY
MUST University: 6 Years of Excellence
MUST University is proud to celebrate its 6th anniversary! In the past six years, we have grown from a small school with a few hundred students to a thriving university with over 5,000 students. We have also expanded our academic offerings to include a wide range of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.
This growth would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff, students, and partners. We are grateful for their commitment to excellence and their belief in our mission to transform lives through accessible, student-centered, high-quality education to all.
To our faculty: Thank you for your passion for teaching and your commitment to student success. Your dedication has helped us to create a learning environment where students can thrive.
To our staff: Thank you for your hard work and dedication. You are the backbone of our university, and your contributions are essential to our success.
To our students: Thank you for choosing MUST University. We are proud to be your academic home and we are committed to helping you reach your full potential.
To our partners: Thank you for your support. Your collaboration has helped us to make a difference in the lives of our students and the community.
We are excited to continue our journey and to build on our successes in the years to come. Thank you for being a part of the MUST University community!
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES (FAPSC)
MUST University attended the Annual meeting of the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC) held at the Turnberry J.W. Marriott in Aventura, Florida.
FAPSC hosts an annual conference each year which provides administrators and owners the opportunity to share their expertise, network with colleagues, earn 8 CEUs per CIE regulations, recognize excellence through FAPSC awards programs, and seek innovative as well as tried-and-true goods and services from providers in the Exhibit Hall.
During the event, Ms. Nancy Rodriguez, alongside six other education sector leaders, was inducted into the FAPSC Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to the private postsecondary schools and colleges sector in Florida.
Ms. Gonzalez expressed her appreciation for the recognition: “I have had the pleasure of being involved with this organization for the last 30 years and have met many inspiring pioneers and trailblazers who have worked hard to create educational choice and mentor the next generation of education leaders.”
She also noted that “the challenges that face higher education today will only be resolved by ensuring each student has access to multiple types of educational institutions,” Rodriguez added. “I believe in life-long learning. We no longer live in a society where we can pretend education is a one-size-fits-all solution. I will continue to join the FAPSC organization in fighting for equitable regulations, legislation that allows transparency for all students, and full disclosures on outcomes across the board. For students to be fully protected and have access to educational opportunities, we must ensure they have comparable data from every institution of higher learning.”
We congratulate all leaders recognized for their dedication and achievements and thank FAPSC for their continued support to the industry.
MUST UNIVERSITY PARTICIPATES IN UPCEA 2023
MUST University continues to excel in its educational path to deliver quality and accessibility to its online education by attending and participating this past week at the 2023 UPCEA – [University Professional and Continuing Education Association] – Distance Teaching & Learning (DT&L) + Summit for Online Leadership and Strategy + Roundtable (SOLA+R).
The summit was held from July 24th to the 27th in Madson, Wisconsin to which MUST University, as an active member of UPCEA, had the opportunity to refresh in the new policies, procedures, updates on distance teaching and learning through a series of seminars and workshops held at the Monona Conference Center. Aside from these great assets obtained at the Summit, MUST University was also able to do very close, one on one networking with different Universities across the United States of America.
MUST University was represented in this particular summit by its Madam President – Guilianna C. Meneghello and the Business Development Manager – Arturo E. Enamorado-Caraccioli.
UPCEA is the only organization in North America focusing on the professional, continuing and online (PCO) education enterprise. For more than 100 years, UPCEA has served most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America. Based in Washington, D.C., UPCEA also builds greater awareness of the vital link between contemporary learners and public policy issues.
BETT FAIR BRASIL
MUST University participated as a main exhibitor at the Bett Educar fair in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
From May 9th to 12th, the largest education and technology meeting in Latin America brought together the entire educational community for dialogue and promotion of new ideas for the sector and our university was there.
The event brings together over 270+ national and international leading companies, 30 exciting edtech start-ups from the education community. Educators, learners and innovators come to Bett Educar to seek inspiration, discuss the future of education and discover edtech products and solutions to improve teaching and learning outcomes.
MUST University was honored to be part of the event with an exhibition booth where our community of faculty and staff met with industry members and hosted key networking meetings where lots of knowledge was gathered.
Our overall experience was fantastic and Bett Brazil 2023 surprised us all with a record attendance of over 35,000 visitors! We can’t wait for next year.
ASU + GSV SUMMITE
The annual @asugsvsummit connects leading minds focused on transforming society and business, always bonding a strong growth and coherence between learning and work.
Our cornerstone focused on a strategic mission, which is: “all people should have equal access to the future ensuring and emphasizing this opportunity is available for everyone to participate in it”. – This train of thought has been based on this summit’s slogan: “Imagining a new era in which ALL people have equal access to the future.”
As such, this is the reason why ASU+GSV Summits have active participation of great and intelligent celebrities, such as this year’s speaker, Mr. Bill Gates, who is established as a visionary entrepreneur, committed philanthropist, and a pioneer of the personal computer & software revolution.
We had the opportunity to be part of this great summit, being led by the University’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Renato Souza Net, accompanied by Mr. Fernando Valenzuela Migoya, active Board of Directors Member. Our Board Members attended the ASU+GSV Summit to capture and follow the essence of the new trends in Technology and Education.
Therefore, the future of Education is in your hands, lets go and pursue it together.