Asian Alumni Association founders- including Jong Soung Kimm, Victor Lo, S.R. Cho, Dhongchai Lamsam, Narisorn Manaspiti--and current Thai Alumni President Paiboon Pongchairerks joined John Anderson (right) at the September 7, 2013 Asian Alumni Association meeting, hosted by the Korean Alumni in Seoul. In 2014, the IIT Alumni Association will hold its first Global Gathering on the Main Campus.
Illinois Institute of Technology's Office of International Affairs (OIA) was established in 1995 to extend IIT's mission of teaching and research through global activities and alliances.
Vice President Darsh Wasan and his staff help coordinate and advance the university's wide-ranging international activities and services. OIA develops new international initiatives to facilitate the recruitment of a diverse student body, internationalize the curricula, expand distance learning, encourage study abroad, and foster international exchange and collaboration.
OIA also builds relationships with individuals and institutions, and works with the alumni office to establish international alumni chapters that link alumni with each other and build a global IIT community.