The GW Parents’ Association Advisory Council is taking more measures to boost its international numbers.
An associate dean from the Elliott School of International Affairs will take the helm of a newly created international position in the provost’s office, the latest in a series of moves GW has taken to expand its global reach.
The institute will look to increase the school’s research portfolio and build alumni connections in a region that officials have pinpointed as a top priority.
Anthropology and international affairs professor Barbara Miller and human and organizational learning professor Shahista Khilji earned a $1 million State Department grant last week.
GW is prioritizing efforts to engage international parents as the University looks to double its population of international students in the next ten years.
University President Steven Knapp signed an agreement Tuesday to exchange faculty and students with the University of Jordan, part of a plan for GW to help the Middle Eastern school build up its tourism program.
More than 200 people – few of them students – attended the event in the Marvin Center, as Provost Steven Lerman and the leaders of the strategic plan’s four working groups presented plans for preparing GW for transformations in the world and in higher education.
About 300 alumni and friends of the University attended the third annual event aimed at developing the GW’s ties with graduates living abroad, the largest contingent of which are based in South Korea.