WMU News

Name of international student services office updated

Sept. 20, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- An updated name for the Office of International Student Services was formally approved by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees at its Sept. 20 meeting.

The new name, Office of International Student and Scholar Services, went into effect July 1, 2002, pending approval by the University's governing board. It more accurately reflects the scope of services offered by the office and is consistent with names used by other higher education institutions that emphasize international programming.

OISSS provides a wide variety of services and resources for visiting international scholars and some foreign-born WMU faculty members as well as the some 2,000 international students who study at the University each year.

In addition, OISSS enhances multicultural understanding on campus; serves as a primary link to University departments, federal agencies, and public and private organizations; and facilitates interactions among international students, the University community and the Kalamazoo community.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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