About the Department
The Francis and Louise Hutchins Center for International Education fosters understanding of, and respect for, all peoples of the earth.
The Center for International Education, established through a generous gift from David and Betty Jones, opened in Fall 1998 as the International Center, bringing together the Office of International Studies and the International Student Advisor. Initially housed in temporary quarters in the Home Management House, the Center moved to permanent offices in the renovated Woods-Penniman Building in Fall 1999. The CIE was dedicated in November 2006 to Francis and Louise Hutchins in recognition of their work in China and America in fostering respectful and mutually beneficial international relations.
The CIE fulfills its mission through four interconnected areas of responsibility:
- Education Abroad and Exchanges
- International Student and Scholar Services
- Faculty and Curriculum Development
- International Focus