RU Names Interim International Education Director

New Interim IEC Director Jeanne Mekolichick

New Interim IEC Director Jeanne Mekolichick

Jeanne Mekolichick has been named interim director of the International Education Center (IEC) at Radford University.

"I am excited to help support and promote international education on the RU campus," said Mekolichick who also serves as chair of the department of sociology, director of the Center for Social and Cultural Research and director of the Interdisciplinary Studies in Liberal Arts major.

The International Education Center at Radford University serves international students, students interested in studying abroad and international education, and students who seek memorable and engaging cultural experiences.

The center also facilitates international programs on-campus, like the new Language and Cultural Institute at Radford University (LCI@RU), which opened Feb. 17. It provides English language programs to international students in partnership with the Language and Culture Institute at Virginia Tech. Additionally students can gain provisional admission to many of RU’s undergraduate and graduate programs and matriculate to RU upon their successful completion of LCI@RU.

"Our collaboration with the LCI is a great opportunity to globalize the campus," Mekolichick said.

The search to permanently fill the director of the International Education Center position is currently underway. The advertisement for this position was posted to the RU human resources website on March 31, 2014. The university’s intent is to fill the position in late summer or early fall.

Apr 2, 2014