Penn State Intercom......May 9, 2002

Beverly Lindsay, dean
of the University Office
of International Programs,
announces resignation

Dr. Beverly Lindsay, Dean of the University Office of International Programs, has announced her resignation effective October 1, 2002. Dr. Lindsay will begin a sabbatical leave on July 1 and continue through Fall Semester, during which she will be involved with international and domestic program development with organizations in Washington, D.C.

Effective January 1, 2003, Dr. Lindsay will assume her position as Professor of Higher Education and Educational Theory and Policy in the College of Education.

In her role as Dean, Dr. Lindsay had responsibility for several units including International Education and Program Studies, International Students and Scholars, International Partnerships and Academic Linkages, and the Institute for International Education and Policy Research.

During the time Dr. Lindsay served as Dean, international student enrollments at Penn State increased and the number of Penn State students participating in international experiences including Study Abroad doubled. Extramural funding was also secured to support initiatives of the Institute for International Education and Policy Research, which Dr. Lindsay created. She launched a new publication, International Mosaic, which highlighted Penn State faculty and student involvement in international affairs and programs. Dr. Lindsay's office was responsible for program coordination with overseas partner institutions, and Dr. Lindsay traveled extensively in that capacity.

Dr. Lindsay was a member of Penn State's Academic Leadership Council and Provost's Staff. In addition, she chaired the Strategic Planning Committee for International Affairs of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges.