International Programs assistant dean selected as AIEA presidential fellow

JR Swanegan.

JR Swanegan.

Stetson Law’s Assistant Dean of International Programs JR Swanegan has been selected by a committee of peers as an Association of International Education Administrators Presidential Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year.

The AIEA is a membership organization formed in November 1982, composed of institutional leaders engaged in advancing the international dimensions of higher education.

As an AIEA presidential fellow, Swanegan will be matched with a mentor to provide advice and consultation. He will spend several days during the upcoming fall and spring semesters visiting his mentor’s campus to learn about the policies, politics and procedures of the campus, meeting administrators and faculty, and immersing himself in the day-to-day activities of the institution.

Fellows learn how an experienced senior international officer and their institution address international education challenges and solve problems; participate in a campus site visit at a knowledgeable mentor’s institution; learn how national and international issues impact individual campuses; and become a member of a national network of fellows who serve as career resources.

“I am humbled and excited to spend the next year learning from one of the preeminent leaders in international education,” said Swanegan. “I intend to incorporate practices at Stetson to improve and expand our already outstanding programs.”