About the Department

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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 opened in Fall 1998 as the International Center. The Center was made possible through a generous gift from David and Betty Jones. The CIE brought the Office of International Studies and the International Student Advisor together. At first, the Center was placed in temporary quarters in the Home Management House. It 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:

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