When I was president of International Pacific College in New Zealand, one of my responsibilities was to make remarks at our annual opening and graduation ceremonies. We held these events at a restored movie theater in the center of town which seated around 1,000. I saw these ceremonies as an opportunity to spread the word about our philosophy of education. Because the college was started by a Japanese foundation, some in the community were curious about our educational goals. They were familiar with what went on with universities in NZ since many of them had attended them.

I am attaching remarks I made at our opening ceremony in 2005.