New Study Abroad Director Named

WMU and Study Abroad will welcome Dr. Lee Penyak to campus May 23 to serve as the unit’s new director. Penyak will come to WMU from the University of Scranton, where he has served as a professor and in various aspects of international education since 2002. A historian predominately focused on Latin America, Penyak served as director of Scranton’s Latin American Studies program for eight years, earning the University’s award for excellence in advancing global education.

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A unit of the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education.

As a partner of the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad initiative, WMU Study Abroad is committed to increasing study abroad participation by 50 percent over five years spanning 2014 to 2019.