August 21, 2020 at 2:07 pm

Barr-Melej, Jang Named to Interim Leadership Roles for International Studies, Global Affairs

Patrick Barr-Melej and Ji-Yeung Jang, portraits

Patrick Barr-Melej and Ji-Yeung Jang

Ohio University has appointed Patrick Barr-Melej and Ji-Yeung Jang to two-year interim leadership roles to oversee international studies and global affairs programs in the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies (OGAIS), reports Ohio Univeristy News.

The Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies, Lorna Jean Edmonds, who led OGAIS for the last seven years, will step down on Aug. 15, 2020. The interim appointments will provide continuity in global strategy and programing while creating distinctive opportunities for the academic programs in the Center for International Studies and the pan-university global services and programs offered by the Office of Global Affairs, the Office of Global Opportunities, and International Student and Faculty Services.

Both Barr-Melej and Jang will report to the Executive Vice President and Provost….

Barr-Melej, professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences, will serve as the interim executive director of the Center for International Studies (CIS), overseeing the center’s undergraduate- and graduate-degree programs, as well as its certificate programs. He will lead the center in its academic work in interdisciplinary and area studies, world languages, and global leadership. Barr-Melej also will provide leadership as the center engages in strategic planning, the elaboration of new initiatives, the recruitment of students and affiliated faculty, alumni relations, fundraising, and the further development of its Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) program.

Read the rest of the story at Ohio University News.

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