Monterey Institute of International Studies

New Academic Leadership Team Announced

February 10, 2009 - 12:00am

Posted February 10, 2009

Today Monterey Institute President Sunder Ramaswamy announced the appointment of his new academic leadership team. Three new deans are at the center of the revamped academic management structure being put in place as part of the Institute’s ongoing reorganization.

The dean of the new Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education (GSTILE) will be Renee Jourdenais, a longtime MIIS faculty leader and the current dean of the School of Language and Educational Linguistics. Yuwei Shi, a veteran of MBA programs from Monterey to Singapore and consultant to global Fortune 200 companies on three continents, will take on the role of dean of the new Graduate School of International Policy and Management (GSIPM). And the newly-created position of dean of Advising, Career and Student Services will be filled by Tate Miller, currently director of International Program Development at MIIS, and both a MIIS graduate and a former assistant dean in the policy studies program.

“I am excited to announce the appointment of this very talented and dynamic academic leadership team and look forward to working with our Provost Amy Sands and the new deans to help guide MIIS through the exciting times ahead,” commented President Ramaswamy. “Our immediate agenda will focus on exploring new avenues for achieving academic excellence through increased interdisciplinary collaboration and the creation of innovative new learning opportunities.”

Jourdenais and Shi will assume their new duties effective June 1; Miller will begin his new role effective April 1.

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