June 26, 2012
Shawnee State University's Center for International Programs and Activities Director Rita Haider has been appointed to NAFSA: Association of International Educators Leadership Cultivation Subcommittee.
NAFSA, with nearly 10,000 members, is the world's largest non-profit professional association dedicated to international education. NAFSA's original name was National Association of Foreign Student Advisers and later changed to NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
"I am very excited about this appointment to the Leadership Cultivation Subcommittee with NAFSA," Haider said. "I truly enjoy working in the field of international education because of the wide range of wonderful individuals I have been able to meet across the globe."
According to NAFSA, during the 2010-11 academic year, international students and their dependents contributed approximately $20.23 billion to the U.S. economy.
NAFSA and its members believe that international education and exchange —connecting students, scholars, educators and citizens across borders — is fundamental to:
NAFSA advances public policies that promote international education and is committed to supporting a broad public dialogue about the value and importance of international education.
The subcommittee's goal is to create and maintain a leadership development program that will cultivate future leaders of the association.
NAFSA owes its strength as an organization to its many dedicated member-leaders.
"This position will give me the opportunity to assist with identifying new leaders in the field of international education, an area for which I have much interest and passion," Haider said.