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Ohio State’s Vice Provost of Global Strategies and International Affairs William Brustein has been named chair of the Senior International Officers of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. The appointment, effective May 8, was made with the unanimous support of the Senior International Officials group.
The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) was established by the presidents of the Big Ten Conference members in 1958 as the athletic league's academic counterpart. Today, the CIC is a consortium of 13 research universities, comprised of the 12 schools in the Big Ten and the University of Chicago. These institutions advance their academic missions, generate opportunities for students and faculty and serve the common good by sharing expertise, leveraging campus resources and collaborating on programs.
The CIC Senior International Officers, who provide executive leadership in the global arena for CIC universities, work together to lead their respective universities to include a comprehensive international perspective that flows throughout all aspects of the educational experience at CIC universities, including teaching, research and service. Dr. Brustein will lead the group as they work to increase students’ access to international experiences, provide more international opportunities for faculty and establish global research partnerships.
CIC Executive Director Barbara McFadden Allen said, “William has made significant contributions to the success of the CIC over the years. He’s an energetic and engaged leader, and we couldn’t be happier that he has agreed to take on this important role just as the CIC is expanding our global reach and presence.” Dr. Brustein will serve as chair for a two-year term.