Juan Tavares

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Juan Tavares
Director of International Admissions and Services
Office: 
(269) 387-5879
Fax: 
(269) 387-5899
Location: 
3110 Faunce Student Services, Mail Stop 5246
Mailing address: 
Haenicke Institute for Global Education
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5246 USA
Education: 
  • M.A., Recreation Management, Michigan State University, 1988
  • B.S., Health Education, Michigan State University, 1985
Bio: 

Juan Tavares received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Michigan State University’s College of Education. With experience from Bronson Hospital, Northwestern University, Kalamazoo College, and Michigan State University, Tavares began work at Western Michigan University (WMU) in 2006.  As Director of International Admissions and Services, he is responsible for the recruitment, admission and retention of international students. His tenure at WMU has resulted in a substantial growth of the international population from 960 students in 2007 to over 1,800 today.  In his free time, Tavares enjoys swimming and spending time with his four children.