COSA Welcomes Hubert H. Humphrey fellow, Ali Zaman Shah!

May 29, 2014

Ali Zaman Shah is a Hubert H. Humphrey fellow currently spending six weeks in professional affiliation with the Central Office of Student Affairs (COSA) at the City University of New York (CUNY). Before coming to CUNY Ali was at Penn State University for a 10-month professional development program in higher education administration. In Pakistan, he is serving as Deputy Registrar at Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, in Islamabad.

The Humphrey Program brings young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree, graduate-level study, leadership development and professional collaboration with their counterparts in the United States. All such scholars are called Fulbright scholars. For the 2013-14 year, almost 4,500 candidates applied for the Humphrey fellowship in different fields of specialization from all over the globe. Only 180 people were selected from 90 countries; and Ali was the only candidate from Pakistan who was selected in the area of Higher Education Administration. Today, Ali is working on the CUNY student affairs model with a strong desire to execute it back home.