Professor Peter Kuchinke named Erasmus Mundus ambassador, elected to University Council post

by The College of Education   /   Jun 27, 2012

K. Peter Kuchinke, professor in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, has been invited to serve as one of 20 "PromoDoc Ambassadors" for the European Union Commission on Higher Education (Erasmus Mundus).

Erasmus Mundus ambassadors serve as liaisons between North American and European institutions of higher education with the purpose of raising awareness of higher education opportunities in EU member countries and promoting cross-Atlantic academic exchange and collaboration. Ambassadors serve an initial 15-month appointment.

In addition, at its June 2012 meeting, the University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education (UCWHRE) elected Kuchinke president-elect. The University Council is composed of 19 research intensive universities that provide research, service, teacher education, and graduate studies in career and technical education and human resource development. The Council's activities are accomplished through the cooperative efforts of the member universities and inter-institutional projects that exceed the scope and capabilities of any one university.