Colorado State University Appoints New Executive Director of International Programs; Campus Office Moves to Laurel Hall

A longtime expert in international affairs recently was appointed executive director of Colorado State University’s Office of International Programs.

Jerome Bookin-Weiner, who currently serves as North America regional director based in Bedford, Mass., for Middlesex University in London, will assume his duties at Colorado State on July 1. He replaces Merle Niehaus, who will remain interim director until July.

"Dr. Bookin-Weiner brings to Colorado State a wealth of knowledge and an extensive background in international programs," said Provost Loren Crabtree. "He has a strong record of achievement and a sincere commitment to sustaining a first-rate Office of International Programs." Prior to his tenure at Middlesex University, Bookin-Weiner served as dean of International Advancement, dean of International Education, history professor and project director for about 10 programs at Bentley College in Waltham, Mass. From 1976-87, he was director of the Center for International Programs and director of the Virginia Center for World Trade at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.

Bookin-Weiner received a doctorate in history in 1976, a master’s of philosophy in history in 1974 and a master’s in history in 1970 from Columbia University in New York. He has traveled extensively throughout the world, serving in the Peace Corps in Morocco in the early 1970s. He reads, speaks and writes Modern Literary Arabic, French, Modern Hebrew, Spanish and Portuguese.

Office of International Programs moves to Laurel Hall

In addition to a new executive director, the Office of International Programs will be moving to a new location in Laurel Hall on the north side of the Oval over Spring Break, March 5-9. The building, former location of Printing and Publications, recently was renovated. The International Resources Center will close March 2 to prepare for the move and re-open in Laurel Hall on March 7.

The Office of International Programs, now located in Aylesworth Hall, provides advising for international students in addition to Study Abroad, Peace Corps, International Resources Center and events such as International Week. The office also promotes cultural diversity within the community through collaboration with the Fort Collins International Center and Colorado State’s Housing and Food Services through programs including International Friends and the International Women’s Club. For more information on the new executive director or the Office of International Programs, call Niehaus at (970) 491-5917.