At WACE, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Professor Dr. Wichit Srisa-an, WACE's beloved Executive Council member, on September 30, 2023, in Thailand.
Professor Wichit led the development of CWIE in Thailand. He was the country's former Minister of Education and was bestowed the title ‘Father of Thai Cooperative Education’ by the Thai Government for his introduction of cooperative education to Thailand. Professor Wichit established and was acting as the President of the Thai Association for Cooperative Education (TACE) a highly effective and inspirational national association.
The WACE Executive Council and Global Strategy Council has benefitted enormously from Professor Wichit’s dedication. As co-chair of the Global Strategy Council, he led this new advisory body towards providing WACE with valuable insights and perspectives to help us become a truly global, network of networks.
Professor Wichit leaves a profound and inspirational legacy for the CWIE community across Asia and globally. He will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts are with Professor Wichit's family, friends, and colleagues.