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09 January, 2012

Congressman Cantor Visits Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

During a bipartisan Congressional Delegation trip to the Middle East, Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-07) today visited Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar.

Congressman Cantor toured the VCUQatar campus and met with Dean Allyson Vanstone and other VCU officials. Following his visit, Congressman Cantor commented, “Virginia Commonwealth University continues to improve the lives of the greater Richmond community through its quality academic programs and innovative research. Expanding its global reach, VCU's Qatar campus has brought the best of American education and innovation here to the Middle East. This unique global partnership provides students with an important cultural perspective and the opportunity to promote positive economic and cultural growth around the world."

VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D. added, "We are very pleased that Congressman Cantor sees the world-class educational opportunity that VCUQatar offers the region. These are the kinds of global partnerships that transcend borders and create a common language. We are very proud that VCUQatar serves as a center of educational excellence in the Middle East.”

Congressman Eric Cantor with VCUQatar Dean Allyson Vanstone

VCUQatar Dean Allyson Vanstone with Congressman Eric Cantor and his delegation

Congressman Eric Cantor with VCUQatar Dean Allyson Vanstone