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UMass Dartmouth- New Director for International Programs Announced

Kristen Kalbrener has be appointed as the new Director of the International Program Office. Kristen holds a Bachelor of Science in History and Studio Art from the Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA; a Master of Science in Hotel, Restaurant, and Travel Administration (Marketing) from UMass Amherst; and a Master of Arts in International Education Administration from the School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT. Kristen's most recent experience was with the University of California Davis, where she was Academic Coordinator of their Global Study Program. Prior to her service at University of California Davis, Kalbrener served as Regional Coordinator UK/Ireland, InterStudy, Bath, UK. Kristen brings to us her considerable education and experience in study abroad, international exchange programs, and global education.  

Kristen will bring leadership to further develop our campus efforts to internationalize, including exchange and study abroad programs for students and opportunities for faculty and staff. She will continue the excellent progress we have made over the last few years under previous directors Susan Atkins and Heather Makrez.