CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: July 27, 2000
Davies is named new director of International Programs
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Diana Davies has joined University of Iowa International
Programs as its new director, effective July 24. In this role, Davies is responsible
for planning, staffing and directing all administrative activities and operations
of UI International Programs. She will also serve as a liaison and consultant
to faculty, administrators, external institutions and organizations.
Davies brings a rich array of education and experiences to her new position.
She earned her Ph.D. in comparative literature at the University of Rochester
in New York in 1995. She most recently has worked as assistant director of
International Education at Binghamton University in New York. She also has
worked as coordinator of the International Studies Certificate Program, the
director of the Languages Across the Curriculum Program (LxC) and as an adjunct
instructor in Russian, all at Binghamton University. Davies has also participated
in study abroad and exchange programs in Russia/USSR in 1996, 1990, 1989 and
Steven Hoch, associate provost and dean of International Programs, said
that he is pleased to have Davies on board and that she will make substantial
contributions to strengthening the administrative structure of International
"Diana brings a wonderful blend of experiences to International Programs
as both an academic and an administrator," Hoch said. "This combination
of experiences will have a very positive impact on International Programs
and the services we provide to faculty and students at the University of Iowa
as well as to the public."
Davies said she looks forward to the challenges and opportunities her new
position provides. "I hope to continue the tradition of excellent service
to University of Iowa students and scholars and to help make International
Programs an even more welcoming place for everyone it serves," she said.
UI International Programs consist of a number of offices, centers, degree
programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under
the associate provost and dean of international programs, these units serve
to further internationalize the campus and the community and promote global
scholarship, teaching, and research.
EDITOR'S NOTE: A photo of Diana Davies is available digitally. If you would
like a copy, please contact Lois Gray, manager of media relations and publications,
International Programs, at 335-2026.