College Administrator Receives Fulbright Grant Nomination

Brunswick, GA Dr. Jim Lynch, accreditation liaison and director of institutional effectiveness for the College of Coastal Georgia, received a Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) award recommendation in March. The nomination is based on a peer review process organized by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). Dr. Lynch’s objective is to learn more about the United Kingdom’s higher education system.  

Dr. Lynch is the College’s first recipient of a Fulbright administrative grant nomination.

“I look forward to being part of a small group of U.S. educators who will be learning more about higher education in the United Kingdom - its societal and cultural aspects - and gaining new perspectives on how we can further internationalize our campus,” Dr. Lynch said. He expects to hear from the Fulbright program sometime in May whether funding will be available for his participation, in light of current political and fiscal situations in the U.S. and Great Britain. If program priorities and budget permit, Dr. Lynch will travel to the United Kingdom in early August 2013 for campus visits, cultural events, meetings with government officials and briefings on higher education.

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars, which administers the federal Fulbright Scholarship Program, nominated Dr. Lynch among a highly-competitive pool of senior higher education officials. The Fulbright International Education Administrators program conducts seminars to introduce participants to the society, culture and higher education systems of France, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan and South Korea.

Release Date: 4/10/2013
Source: College of Coastal Georgia

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