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January  12, 2007

Dr. Kim Tunnicliff named Director of the Office of International Programs

Rock Island, Ill. - Dr. Kim Tunnicliff has been appointed to lead the Office of International Programs at Augustana College. As director of this newly created office, Tunnicliff will spearhead the effort to expand international study opportunities for Augustana students and increase the number of students who attend Augustana from overseas.

"By working to increase campus diversity as well as the percentage of students who study internationally, the Office of International Programs addresses two important goals in Augustana's strategic plan," said Dr. Jeff Abernathy, dean of the college. "Dr. Tunnicliff's work will enhance and expand the intensive global learning opportunities that have long characterized the Augustana experience."

Tunnicliff currently serves as vice president of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), a consortium of 14 private liberal arts colleges that enriches the curricula of member schools in ways they could otherwise not accomplish on their own. Off-campus study is an important part of that mission. Since 1999, Tunnicliff has been responsible for administrating ACM's programs in Chicago, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Russia. 

A native of the Quad Cities and a graduate of McKinley Elementary School, Sudlow Junior High School and Davenport Central High School, Tunnicliff earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Iowa in 1984. Before joining ACM he directed the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Service at Albion College in Albion, Mich., from 1985-1999. He and his wife Ginny have three children: Alison, a sophomore at Augustana, and two younger sons, Graham and Ian. The family currently lives in Oak Park, Ill. Tunncliff's brother, Scott, is president and chief executive officer of the Bettendorf Chamber of Commerce.

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Keri Rursch
Director of Public Relations
(309) 794-7721
kerirursch@augustana.edu