From the Provost — June 28, 2018

Leadership Transition in the Office of International Affairs

Dear Colleagues,

Dr. Gifty Ako-Adounvo, who has overseen the leadership of the Office of International Affairs since 2016, has accepted the position of the inaugural vice provost for global initiatives at The University of Rhode Island and will begin her new role in mid-September.

With more than twenty years in the field of international affairs in higher education, she has overseen a wide range of programs in the Office of International Affairs, including education abroad, international student and scholar services, and the development of international agreements and partnerships. She also worked closely in the formulation and implementation of Ohio State's global strategies.

Please join me in thanking Gifty for her stellar service and leadership at Ohio State and in congratulating her on her new role at The University of Rhode Island.

Sincerely,

Bruce A. McPheron, PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost