May 5, 2009
WOOSTER, Ohio — The College of Wooster will launch a new Center for Diversity and Global Engagement this fall, in order to provide more comprehensive, campuswide coordination of programs and offices devoted to the advancement of global engagement and the inclusion and academic recognition of U.S. multiculturalism. Marc Goulding and Susan Lee have been named co-directors of the center, which will be housed in the newly renovated Babcock Hall.
The center will facilitate collaboration across a variety of areas in student life and academic affairs, including the offices of multiethnic student affairs and international student affairs, the international programs office, and interfaith campus ministries. It will also seek to build programmatic alliances with related academic departments, such as Africana studies, international relations, cultural area studies, and the modern languages.
Marc Goulding has been a visiting instructor in history at The College of Wooster since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from New York University and is completing a doctorate in history, also from N.Y.U.
Susan Lee has served as assistant dean of students and director of multiethnic student affairs at The College of Wooster since 2002. She has also worked as director of multicultural affairs and employment equity at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and as director of academic services and academic affairs associate at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has a master’s degree in higher education administration from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in black studies from The College of Wooster.
“An excellent contemporary liberal education can only take place in a diverse community of learners,” said Wooster President Grant H. Cornwell. “What excites me most about our vision for this new center is that it will bridge divisions that on most campuses, as well as our own, thwart the highest ideals of diversity and learning. We chose Babcock Hall for the center because it will be a vibrant living and learning center, housing international students, U.S. students of color, students who have studied off campus, and others who are interested in advancing the mission of the center.”
The College of Wooster is an independent liberal arts college, nationally recognized for an innovative curriculum that emphasizes mentored independent research. Each Wooster senior works one-on-one with a faculty adviser to create an original research project, written work, performance or art exhibit. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 1,800 students.
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