Rebecca Solomon

Photo of Rebecca Solomon
Rebecca Solomon
Director of Administration and International Student Advocate
Office: 
(269) 387-5890
Fax: 
(269) 387-0630
Location: 
Room 2526 Ellsworth Hall, Mail Stop 5245
Mailing address: 
Haenicke Institute for Global Education
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5245 USA
Education: 
  • M.I.D.A., International Development Administration, Western Michigan University
  • B.A., French and Spanish, Western Michigan University
  • A.A., Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Bio: 

As an undergraduate at Western Michigan University Rebecca Solomon took part in her first two study abroad experiences—one at Institut de Touraine in Tours, and one at Université de Grenoble Alpes in Grenoble, both in France. These experiences solidified her interest in travel, other cultures, and interacting with people from around the world. Starting as an undergraduate and continuing to the present Rebecca has been an active member of the Alliance Française de Kalamazoo, both as a board member and a member at large.

As a graduate student Rebecca worked with students learning English as a second language at CELCIS. As a WMU staff member she enjoyed working with international students for 23 years as a recruiter, admissions specialist and immigration advisor before moving to central administration within the Haenicke Institute. She also took part in a faculty/staff development program in Querétaro, Mexico. Between business and pleasure Rebecca has visited 30 countries.

Currently Rebecca works with many WMU departments and external agencies to help resolve serious problems for international students.  She also oversees personnel issues for the Haenicke Institute. 

Rebecca enjoys traveling, paper making, cooking, spending time with friends and family and reading British murder mysteries.