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Former U.S. ambassador to lead international programs

By Kathy Barnard, University Communications PULLMAN, Wash. – Asif J. Chaudhry, a career minister in the U.S. Senior Foreign Service who served as ambassador to Moldova in Eastern Europe and has held other leadership positions with the U.S. government around the globe, is Washington State University’s new vice president for international programs. His appointment begins […]

College taps diversity, international programs leader

Ernst-Slavit makes a presentation at a Noche de Familia event for prospective students and their families at WSU Vancouver. (Photo by Laura Evancich) PULLMAN, Wash. – To better prepare teachers and improve scholarship that extends to other cultures and languages, the College of Education (COE) has appointed Gisela Ernst-Slavit associate dean for diversity and international […]

International programs leader leaving for Kansas State

PULLMAN, Wash. – Prema Arasu, Washington State University vice provost for international programs, has been selected as chief executive officer and vice provost to lead Kansas State University’s newest campus in the Kansas City metropolitan area in Olathe, Kansas.    She will assume her new responsibilities Oct. 1. WSU Provost Dan Bernardo said an interim vice […]

International Programs strengthens ties among employees

    By Abbi Delgado and Amanda Roberts, Office of International Programs       PULLMAN, Wash. – A number of Washington State University units have employees dispersed throughout campus – and on multiple campuses statewide – making it sometimes difficult to get to know co-workers. The Office of International Programs (IP) recently spent a […]

Education abroad fair offers global opportunities

  Photos by Robret Frank, WSU Today   The WSU Education Abroad Fair held Sept. 3 on Glenn Terrell Mall, drew large crowds of students interested in international studies.   The event  boasted 20 study abroad program providers offering study and internship opportunities in over 40 countries.   Students in any field of study considered cost-effective programs […]

Scouting international projects

Trent Bunderson travels halfway around the world and back every two months. As associate director of International Programs at Washington State University and a manager of four natural resource Extension projects in Malawi, Africa, Bunderson has his hands full. “The travel is tough (an average of 40 hours each way), but you’ve got to stay […]

International Programs leader dies

Jan Noel, associate director of Washington State University’s Office of International Programs and head of Development Cooperation, was killed May 3, in an accident on the farm she and her husband, Jim Henson, own in Oregon. There will be a private family service on Wednesday at the ranch. Arrangements for a memorial service to be […]

Increasing support for international students

Increasing efforts by Homeland Security to ensure national safety — including the recent arrest of a University of Idaho graduate student — has Mideastern students at Washington State University on edge. “These students are pretty nervous . right now,” said Mary Furnari, assistant director of International Student Services, “some are even talking about the possibility […]