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Robert Frost to Retire
From UW-Eau Claire |
MAILED: April 17, 1998|
EAU CLAIRE -- Dr. Robert Frost, director of the Center for International Education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will retire after 15 years, effective July 1.
Frost joined UW-Eau Claire in 1983 and established the Center for International Education.
In his role as director, Frost administers 24 overseas study programs for students and develops teaching and research opportunities for faculty and staff. International Student Services also falls under his direction.
Under his leadership, the number of UW-Eau Claire students studying abroad each year has climbed from 102 to 260. Foreign student enrollment at UW-Eau Claire increased in that time from 150 to 200 students a year. And faculty teaching and conducting research abroad each year has gone up from seven to 14.
Before coming to UW-Eau Claire, Frost was director of International Studies and a professor in the interdisciplinary studies department at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota for 11 years. Prior to that, he was an associate professor of political science at UW-Platteville for six years, an instructor at the Beirut College for Women in Lebanon for one year, and an instructor in the history department at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon for several months.
Frost earned a bachelor's degree and doctorate from the University of Denver.
A search is under way to fill Frost's position in the Center for International Education.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 16, 1998