Holmes Named Director of Office of International Education

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Eastern Kentucky University has selected educator and former Peace Corps volunteer Bill Holmes as director of the Office of International Education.

Holmes, former director of Institutional Relations at CAPA International Education in Boston, joined the EKU staff on May 21.

The co-author of “Faculty-Led 360,” a manual to assist faculty in creating successful programs abroad, he has worked with faculty and administrators at more than 30 institutions to develop their own study abroad programs and protocols. He personally has developed, directed and taught in multiple service-learning programs in Ukraine and has developed “English as a Second Language” programs in China and Hungary.

He is active in numerous professional associations, including the Forum on Education Abroad, the International Studies Association, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators, where he serves as a state, regional and national presenter/trainer.

Holmes, who served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine, chairs NAFSA’s Returned Peace Corps Volunteer member interest group.

“University Programs is glad to welcome such an accomplished individual to the EKU community,” said EKU Dean of University Programs Dr. Sara Zeigler. “We look forward to the growth of International Education under his leadership, as it is central to our goals of recruiting more international students, diversifying our student population in a way that enhances the experiences of all students, and increasing participation in study abroad.”

Holmes earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a master’s degree in international affairs from the University of Wyoming. He completed graduate research toward his master’s degree in Hungary and Romania.

Published on May 24, 2012