CHICAGO, January 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — It was announced today that Lawrence Alexander has been named the new Associate Vice President of Customized and Faculty-Led Programs at IES Abroad, effective immediately. In this role, Alexander will lead all faculty-led programming efforts for IES Abroad, a global non-profit organization that offers top-notch study abroad and internship programs around the world.
“We are delighted to welcome Lauren to IES Abroad where her vast experience, skills and unwavering passion for international education will further position us as a provider of choice for universities seeking academically engaging and personalized programs. culturally immersive,” said Michel Adewumi, PhD, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
Alexander brings to IES Abroad a wealth of experience in international education, study abroad, and faculty-led programming. She most recently held the position of Deputy Director of the Office of International Programs at brown university in Providence, Rhode Island. She also worked for over 11 years at International Studies Abroad (ISA), holding positions of increasing responsibility, including Associate Vice President, Custom Programs, and Associate Vice President, University Partnerships.
“My own study abroad experience has had a huge positive impact on my life and that is why I have dedicated my career to international education,” said Lawrence Alexander, Associate Vice President of Customized and Faculty-Led Programs. “I look forward to continuing my professional journey with IES Abroad and working closely with my new colleagues to provide enriching experiences for our students through personalized, faculty-led programs.”
Alexander was co-editor of “Education Abroad Operational Management: Strategies, Opportunities and Innovations”; has presented extensively at NAFSA, Education Abroad Forum, and Pennsylvania Council for International Education conferences; and acts as a qualified administrator of the intercultural development inventory and Madrid Chamber of Commerce certified translator.
Alexander received his Bachelor of Arts from rice university in English Literature and Spanish Language and Linguistics and her Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She also spent a full academic year abroad at the Universitat de Barcelona.
About IES Abroad
Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a global, not-for-profit university consortium of more than 500 leading American colleges and universities. IES Abroad offers top-notch study and internship abroad programs worldwide through IES Abroad, IES Internships, Customized and Faculty-Led Programs, and The Study Abroad Foundation. With more than 400 study abroad programs at 85 locations around the world, the organization creates authentic global education opportunities for more than 10,000 students each year. IES Abroad has more than 140,000 alumni who have benefited from studies on IES Abroad programs since its inception and offers more than $6 million in scholarships and aid. Learn more at www.IESabroad.org.
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