Mary Ellen Carroll,
Ph.D., Loras College associate vice president for academic affairs, has been selected to participate in the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar. The seminar is taking place in India and began on March 9, 2013.
While in India, Carroll and colleagues from University of California, St. Louis University, University of Michigan, Smith College, Colorado College, and others will meet with representatives of Indian universities, private-sector agencies and organizations and selected government agencies.
The International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars program helps international and senior higher education professionals create very powerful connections with different cultures, societies and higher education systems from all over the world. Carroll will have the opportunity to learn about the Indian education system as well as establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues. This opportunity will enable Carroll to return with an enriched ability to serve and support Loras College’s efforts to expand study abroad programs and internationalize the campus.
“Loras College will unquestionably benefit greatly from Dr. Carroll’s participation in the India seminar. One of my priorities has been to increase our global initiatives, so we have expanded our study abroad programs to include intensive study-travel opportunities during the January term, expanded our Loras-sponsored and affiliated semester study away options, and worked to increase our number of international students on an exchange semester at the College. We want to keep growing in this area and are delighted Dr. Carroll is participating in the two-week seminar,” said Loras College Provost and Academic Dean Cheryl R. Jacobsen
Dr. Carroll is the 26th
Fulbright recipient at Loras College. She is the first administrator in the group of Fulbright Scholars that includes both faculty and students.