Academy Vice President Meets with Malaysian Officials

Posted by | March 09, 2010 | News & Events | No Comments

The Malaysian Minister of Sports for Melaka, Datuk Capt. (Ret.) Hj Abdul Karim bin Sulaiman, left, Academy Vice President Dr. T.J. Rosandich, and the Chief Minister of the State of Melaka, Datuk Seri Hj Mohamed Ali Bin Mohamed Rustam, discuss design issues for a swimming pool under construction in Melaka for the 13th national Malaysian Games (SUKMA XIII), set for 10-19 June.

The United States Sports Academy is working with the Malaysian National Sports Institute (ISN) in preparing their coaches and sports administrators to assume leadership roles in the national sports effort through their “Sports Professionalism for One Malaysia” campaign.

Director General Dr. Dato Ramlan bin Abdulaziz met with Academy Vice President Dr. T.J. Rosandich to discuss the Academy’s education programs with the ISN for the upcoming year. The Academy is currently delivering its International Certificate in Sports Management (ICSM) and International Certificate in Sports Coaching (ICSC) programs through the ISN.

Dr. Rosandich is a member of the ISN Board of Advisors and works with the Director General on a variety of issues, ranging from the structure of a hierarchical national certification scheme to curricular content for certification programs.

The Chief Minister of the State of Melaka, Datuk Seri Hj Mohamed Ali Bin Mohamed Rustam, and the Malaysian Minister of Sports for Melaka, Datuk Capt. (Ret.) Hj Abdul Karim bin Sulaiman, subsequently met with Dr. Rosandich in Melaka on a range of sports facility issues to include legacy planning and the use of the Malaysian Games facilities after the competition is concluded. The 13th National Games will be staged in Melaka beginning on 13 June.

The Academy’s relationship with Malaysia spans decades, beginning when Academy President Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich coached in the country before it gained independence in the 1950s.

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