Delegations from Guanajuato, Mexico, and the Universidad de Guanajuato visited Ashland and Southern Oregon University in April 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their sister city and sister university relationships. A delegation of about 80 people from Ashland – including SOU leaders, faculty and staff – visited the city of Guanajuato a month and a half later. A highlight of the visit, both parties report, was celebrating the much-anticipated NAIA championship win of the SOU Women’s’ softball team.
The celebrations included a formal renewal of the partnerships between the cities and universities, which are seen as opportunities to recommit to the ideals that inspired the relationships in 1969.
See more stories about SOU’s relationship with Guanajuato:
Bridging cultures, changing lives: International exchange and lasting friendships
April 24, 2019 | SOU News
SOU and Universidad de Guanajuato pledge to build upon 50-year friendship
April 8, 2019 | SOU News
SOU community invited to Guanajuato lectures
April 4, 2019 | SOU News
Ashland, SOU mark 50 years of Guanajuato “sister” relationships
March 26, 2019 | SOU News
Guanajuato, Ashland campuses have unique relationship
October 22, 2017 | Mail Tribune