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Finalists selected for vice provost for international programs

Three finalists have been selected to interview for the position of vice provost for international programs at New Mexico State University.


didates are James P. Cross, executive director of international education at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich., who will visit the campus Friday, Aug. 31; Royce Shaw, executive director of international programs at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., who will visit Wednesday, Sept. 5; and Yehuda Lukacs, director of the Center for Global Education at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., who will visit Friday, Sept. 14.

Cross has been in his current position at Michigan Tech since 1998. From 1991 to 1998 he was associate vice president for global education at Heidelberg College in Tiffen, Ohio. He also was the founding director, in 1993-94, of the Albanian Training Institute for Business and Government in Tirana, Albania. He has a doctorate in political science from the Graduate Institute for International Studies at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Cross' Aug. 31 interview schedule includes a forum with faculty with an interest in international programs, from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. in the Dona Ana Room of Corbett Center Student Union, and a forum with other faculty, staff and students from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in Corbett Center's Senate Chambers.

Shaw has been at LSU since 1998 and previously was director of international programs at California State University, Sacramento, from 1989 to 1998, and at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, Ga., 1984 to 1989. He has a doctorate in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.

Shaw's interview schedule Sept. 5 includes a meeting with faculty with an interest in international programs, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. in Corbett Center's Dona Ana Room, and a forum with faculty, staff and students, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in Corbett Center's Senate Chambers.

Lukacs has been in his current position at George Mason since 1993. He also has served as director of the Washington Semester and World Capitals Program, International Politics and Foreign Policy, for The American University in Washington, D.C., Brussels, Belgium, and Budapest, Hungary. He worked as an escort officer and interpreter for the U.S. Department of State from 1985 to 1991. He has a doctorate in international relations from The American University.

Lukacs' visit Sept. 14 will include a forum with faculty with an interest in international programs from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Nason House at 1200 University Avenue and a meeting with university faculty, staff and students from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 100 of Guthrie Hall, College of Business Administration and Economics.

The finalists were recommended by a search committee chaired by Nancy A. Oretskin, associate professor of finance and director of the U.S.-Mexico Conflict Resolution Center at New Mexico State.

The vice provost for international programs is responsible for providing leadership for the development, implementation, and coordination of international programs and service for the university.