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June 15: Carnegie Mellon Names Linda Gentile Director of its Office of International Education


Abby Houck  

Carnegie Mellon Names Linda Gentile
Director of its Office of International Education

PITTSBURGH—Following a national search, Carnegie Mellon University has named Linda Gentile director of its Office of International Education, effective July 1.
Gentile, who has served as interim director for the last several months, succeeds Lisa Krieg, who became director of Enrollment Services on Jan. 5.
"I am confident that Linda brings the right combination of experience, dedication and strong leadership skills to this position, which is such a critical one given the numbers of international students, scholars and faculty that the office serves together with the increasing number of students who are incorporating some type of international experience into their curriculum," said G. Richard Tucker, interim dean of Student Affairs and the Paul Mellon University Professor of Applied Linguistics.
The Office of International Education, part of the Division of Student Affairs, provides students, scholars and faculty with a comprehensive range of services that focus on diverse aspects of Carnegie Mellon's increasingly global campus.
"Carnegie Mellon is a wonderful institution with great students, staff and faculty.  I'm extremely flattered to have been chosen to succeed Lisa Krieg in directing the Office of International Education," Gentile said. "I look forward to continuing to work with my Carnegie Mellon colleagues to support, promote and facilitate international and cross-cultural experiences as the university expands its diverse global activities."
Gentile brings much experience to the position. She has worked in the Office of International Education as a foreign student and scholar advisor since 2003. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, she worked in the Office of International Education at the University of Pittsburgh (1986-2003), where she served as associate director from 2001 to 2003. Gentile is extremely active in NAFSA: the Association of International Educators, and received the NAFSA Region VIII Award for Outstanding Contribution to International Education in 2007.
Gentile holds a bachelor's degree from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, and a master's degree in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.