The University of Nebraska at Omaha International Programs office has announced Emily Hassenstab as interim director of International Programs through the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic year.
Hassenstab, who began the new role on June 1, will be leading the Office of International Programs in a UNO-specific capacity. The position previously functioned jointly between UNO and UNMC. Bruce Grogan, who served in the joint role, has moved to a UNMC-specific position.
"This is an opportunity for UNO to benefit from Emily's experience in global engagement," said Jane Meza, associate vice chancellor for global engagement at UNO and UNMC. "Her leadership as interim director will undoubtedly strengthen our trajectory for global engagement".
In the role, Hassenstab will provide leadership and oversight for the Office of International Programs, which includes education abroad efforts, global learning, international student advising, the Center for Afghanistan Studies, the International Professional Development program, and the ILUNO intensive English language program.
“I am truly honored and excited about stepping into this role to help grow UNO’s global footprint as a place where anyone, around the world, can access the higher education opportunities needed for them to achieve their dreams," Hassenstab said. "I’ve seen firsthand how committed the UNO community is to global learning and global engagement, and that is something I look forward to see strengthen even further into the future.”
A member of the International Programs team since 2009, Hassenstab most recently served as manager of education abroad and global partnerships. Emily Krueger will take over these efforts as Hassenstab moves into her new role.
Before coming to UNO, Hassenstab was the study abroad advisor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She has a bachelor's degree in international business and international studies as well as a master's degree in public administration - both from the University of Missouri.
Hassenstab is also a graduate of the Great Plains Leadership Institute through UNMC's College of Public Health.
More information about future plans for the positions will be shared with campus once they are available.
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