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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee administrator named Director of International Programs at S.F. State

SAN FRANCISCO ---May 30, 2000 --- Yenbo Wu, director of international studies and programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has been appointed director of International Programs at San Francisco State University, announced SFSU President Robert A. Corrigan and Provost Thomas J. La Belle.

"Dr. Wu's experience, expertise and energy make him an outstanding person to lead our International Studies Program," said Provost La Belle. "He has successfully worked with faculty and students both here in the U.S. and abroad on a wide range of international issues, including curriculum, student services and fund-raising.

Wu, who has been director of the Office of International Studies and Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for 3 years, has been involved in international education for more than 20 years in both China and the U.S., and has worked with universities in Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Germany and France.

Wu, who received his undergraduate education from Beijing Teachers College, began his work in international programs at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo advising foreign students and scholars.

He then became international program coordinator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for three years. In 1994, Wu was named director of international student programs and recruitment at the University of Nebraska. Wu has been director of the Office of International Studies and Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since January 1997.

A member of the University of Wisconsin System Council on International Education, Wu holds a doctorate in comparative and international education from SUNY at Buffalo.

Wu's areas of academic expertise include comparative education, teaching English as a second language, multicultural education, cross-cultural education, and politics in China and U.S. urban education.

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