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Wright State hires new associate VP of international affairs

Wright State University has hired a new associate vice president in charge of international affairs for the school.

William Holmes will start at WSU on Aug. 14, the school announced today. Holmes comes from Central Michigan University where he has served as director of international affairs for two years, according to his LinkedIn profile.

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Under Holmes’ leadership, CMU increased its study abroad participation by 5 percent a year, according to Wright State. Holmes also helped to develop an in-house recruiting network with consulting, marketing and alumni support to increase the awareness of CMU abroad, according to WSU.

Before his job at Central Michigan, Holmes served as director of international education at Eastern Kentucky University, director of international relations for CAPA International Education and director of international education at Campbellsville University, according to WSU.

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Holmes earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Miami University, his master’s degree from the University of Wyoming and is working to obtain a doctorate in education leadership and policy from Eastern Kentucky University, according to WSU.

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“Bill is experienced in working with faculty, staff and students in developing campus-wide internalization plans that include international student recruitment, increasing study abroad opportunities, establishing relationships with international institutions and incorporating a global perspective into the curriculum,” Wright State provost Tom Sudkamp said in a prepared statement.

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