Lauren Clarke

After getting her doctoral degree, Lauren became Dean for Custom and Comparative Programs at SIT where she worked to integrate the comparative (multi-country) programs of IHP with SIT study abroad, as well as design immersive programs with specific curricular content for U.S. universities. At SIT she worked with CIE graduate Phil Mangis.    Subsequently Lauren was appointed Dean for International Students and Global Engagement at Amherst College which gave her the opportunity to visit CIE more often and participate in an occasional Tuesday dialogue.


In 2017 Lauren left Amherst College - and the U.S. - to accept the position of Vice Rector of the American College at Sampoerna University, in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is developing a two-year core general education curriculum that can transfer to four-year degrees within Indonesia or in the U.S.  The American College has partnered with Broward College in Florida to offer Associate's degrees in Indonesia, and is seeking independent accreditation in the U.S. Sampoerna University is part of a system established by the Putera Sampoerna Foundation to improve educational quality in Indonesia, from kindergarten through higher education, and to financially support promising students from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue their goals. [7-17]





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