Farewell from Director Howard
It has been an exciting six years as director of CIE, beginning only weeks before the terrorist attacks of September 11th and ending June 30, 2007. UNH has expanded its international engagement in dramatic fashion, the international dimensions of its teaching, research and service mission becoming the rule rather than the exception.
Enrollments in study abroad and the International Affairs Dual Major are at record levels. Twenty years ago, UNH sent 33 students abroad; this year, that number will exceed 700. Twenty-four years ago, we launched the IA dual major; this year we graduated more than forty from the program and core class enrollments were well above 200.
We have also engaged the world through new collaborative agreements with institutions in Korea, El Salvador, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and several other nations. We have hosted delegations from many nations, including eight former Soviet republics. Through the New Hampshire International Seminar, we have brought compelling speakers to campus to discuss the emerging economies of China and India, humanitarian aid, terrorism, and the tragedies of Bosnia.
I am grateful for the opportunity to have served as director and to have worked with colleagues across the campus and around the world. I want to thank the staff of CIE especially – it has been an honor and a privilege.
Dr. Claire Malarte-Feldman will be the new director of CIE beginning July 1st. I am confident that the Center and international education at UNH is in very capable hands.