The pace to upgrade INTI’s city campus to a formidable centre for world-class higher education has quickened with the elevation of Dr Dominic Szambowski as President of INTI International College Subang (IICS).
With an extensive senior level background in education management in Australia, Switzerland and the USA, Dr Szambowski joined INTI in June 2011 from Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) in Australia as Executive Dean – Hospitality, Culinary Arts & Tourism. His responsibilities included the provision and creation of hospitality education across the INTI group which also called for the strengthening of strategic industry alliances with partners such as Hilton Kuching and Borneo Convention Centre Kuching.
|Dr Dominic Szambowski.|
In February 2012, he assumed a new role as Acting Chief Executive of IICS and began overseeing the RM 40 million redevelopment of the campus to bring about an institution that is modern, distinctive, spacious, functional and conducive to teaching, learning and recreation. In his latest role as President, he will spearhead student-centred learning approaches and pedagogy to deliver effective learning outcomes. Having a highly experienced and qualified name leading IICS’s faculty is one of the many changes taking place within INTI that continues to shape the landscape of the education sector in Malaysia.
“We are committed to providing the best quality education possible to our students to ensure high employability of all our graduates,” said Dr Szambowski. “Our past year’s graduate employability rate of 96% within six months of graduation shows that we are on the right track in providing effective learning outcomes through programmes of the highest caliber, a perfect balance of academic excellence and industry-relevant curriculum.”
“We also have in place continuing education programmes for working adults, blended learning tools for innovative and holistic teaching and learning, and renewed partnerships with leading education providers abroad and industry leaders which will be supported by new campus facilities with capacity for 7,000 students,” he added.
Dr Szambowski has held Student Life and Academic positions at State University of New York; International College of Management, Sydney; the University Centre César Ritz, Brig, Switzerland; and Paul Smith’s College, Paul Smiths, New York, USA.
He has a Bachelor of Arts, Communications; a Master of Science, Education; a Certificate of Advanced Study, Counseling from State University of New York and a Ph.D. in education, University of Sydney, researching intercultural training methods for use in hospitality education.
Students of INTI benefit not only from the institution’s over 25 years of experience and strong track record, but also gain from the global synergy and resources that Laureate International Universities provides. INTI is part of Laureate, which has a presence in 29 countries, with more than 60 accredited campus-based and online universities and 130 campuses, serving over 740,000 students globally.
For more information on INTI International College Subang, please call (03) 5623 2800.