WMU News

International programs consolidated

May 3, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University Trustees approved a proposal to consolidate WMU's international education administration and to change the name of the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for International and Area Studies to the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education. The action was taken at the board's April 22 meeting.

Greater efficiencies are expected as a result of the consolidation. The Haenicke Institute already was responsible for area studies courses, universitywide internationalization of academics and faculty, and the Office of Study Abroad, among other activities. Now, it also will encompass the Office of International Affairs and Office of International and Student and Scholar Services as well as the Career English Language Center for International Students.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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