Leadership Transition at CIE

Leadership Transition for the Center for International Education

January 12, 2016

Professor David R. Evans stepped down from the helm of the College of Education’s Center for International Education (CIE) after serving as its founding and only director for 48 successful years. CIE was created during the 1968-69 academic year by Evans, other college faculty and graduate students who had a vision of the ways in which a university could work to enhance education in developing countries. Evans will remain active in the Center as its founding director. Professor Joseph B. Berger, the college’s Associate Dean for Research and Engagement, has played an increasingly active role in CIE over the last 10 years and will serve as CIE’s director as of January 18, 2016. Berger, Evans and their colleagues at CIE will be working together as the Center enters a new chapter that builds on a strong record of established success while continuing to pursue exciting opportunities in the dynamic world of international education.

CIE implements funded projects through on-campus teams of faculty members, graduate students, and staff who work with colleagues and partners throughout the world. Over nearly five decades implementing contracts and grants for educational development projects and research, CIE has generated $95 million in external funding - $60 million of that in the past decade. Current and recent contracts have been for work in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, The Gambia, Palestine, Senegal, South Sudan, and Tanzania. Domestic projects include Global Horizons, a program for local teachers, and ATLAS, a study of at-risk students entering college.

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