Three candidates vying to lead international efforts come to campus

contact: Cheryl Roland
| WMU News

KALAMAZOO—Three finalists in the search to find a new leader for Western Michigan University's international education efforts will visit and speak on campus during the next three weeks.

The candidates for the position of associate provost for the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education as well as the dates, times and locations of their formal campus presentations are:

  • Dr. Sonia Feigenbaum, director of the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Division of the U.S. Department of Education, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Room 2020 of the Fetzer Center;
  • Dr. Gregory O. Hall, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Morehouse College, 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Room 2020 of the Fetzer Center; and
  • Dr. Merrill L. Johnson, senior associate vice president for academic affairs, director of Latin American outreach and professor of geography at the University of New Orleans, 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, Room 2016 of the Fetzer Center.

All three candidates have been asked to describe during their presentations how they would translate WMU's strategy of global engagement into a distinctive competency and competitive advantage for the University.

Vitae for the candidates can be found at