Thai Alumni Bring Honor the Professor Tradition to Chicago: In honor of Professor Darsh Wasan's 50th Anniversary at IIT, Thai alumni surprised him with a portrait, September 20, 2014, at the first Global Alumni Gathering in Chicago. From left are Pricha Pantumsinchai, Narisorn Manaspiti, Dhongchai Lamsam, Darsh Wasan, Sukanya Meebangkoed, Pranee Pantumsinchai, and John Anderson, then president.
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. 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 expand IIT's international alumni network to link alumni with each other and build a global IIT community.