Qatar Leadership Exchange

The Qatar Leadership Exchange is the premier cross-cultural leadership development program in the Division of Student Affairs at VCU.


Since its inception during the 2007-2008 academic year, the Qatar Leadership Exchange program's purpose has been to increase appreciation, awareness and collaboration between VCU's Richmond and VCUarts Qatar campuses.

Through this program, an annual VCUarts Qatar Day celebration was created in 2011 and more than 80 students have participated in the leadership exchange since 2014.

The travel of VCU students to VCU Qatar will be on hiatus for the 2020-2021 academic year in order to review this component of the program with feedback from new leadership in VCUarts and VCUarts Qatar. A delegation from VCU Qatar is anticipated to visit the VCU Richmond campus and the VCUarts Qatar Day celebration will continue.


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2019 Qatar Leadership Exchange Delegation


Back Row : Joslyn Bedell, Amulya Kotha, Teslim Sanni (VCU Qatar SGA President), Udhanth Mallasani, Sombo Chunda, , Daniel Ruiz, Javaria Masroor, Alexia Guzman, Eden Idsil and LaDarius Thompson

Front Row: Matthew Toscano, Michele Olson Pencoast, Maddie Berghuis




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