Three International Education Leaders Selected as Association of International Education Administrators Presidential Fellows for 2017-2018  
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(Durham, NC) August 10, 2017:  Three international education leaders have been selected as 2017-2018 AIEA Presidential Fellows. The AIEA Presidential Fellows program is a highly competitive mentoring initiative for senior international officers in the first three years of their current positions. 

Kanton Reynolds HeadshotCurt Rom HeadshotJR Swanegan HeadshotKanton T. Reynolds of Saint Augustine’s University, Curt Rom of the University of Arkansas, and JR Swanegan of Stetson University College of Law were selected by a committee of their peers as recipients of this year’s prestigious fellowship.

AIEA Presidential Fellows are matched with mentors to provide advice, consultation, and guidance on issues of professional interest. Fellows are given a small stipend to fund a visit to their Mentor’s campus to learn about the policies, politics and procedures of the campus, meeting administrators and faculty, and immersing himself in the day-to-day activities of the institution. This program provides participants with the opportunity to observe how experienced senior international officers and their institutions address international education challenges and solve problems, to learn about national and international issues and how they affect individual campuses, and to become a member of a national network which can serve as a resource beyond the Presidential Fellows program.

2017-2018 Presidential Mentors Donald Filer of Yale University, Gil Latz of Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis, and Bailian Li of North Carolina State University bring extensive knowledge and experience to their role.

“AIEA congratulates these three outstanding leaders who were selected as AIEA Presidential Fellows for this coming year,” said Darla Deardorff, AIEA Executive Director.  “Developing strong leaders is highly needed at this particular juncture in international higher education, and AIEA is delighted to be able to help support such strong leaders.”

About AIEA

The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) is the only association specifically for leaders in international higher education. Founded in 1982, AIEA is hosted at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and is comprised of over 450 institutions around the world engaged in advancing the international dimensions of higher education. 

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