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Feb. 3 , 2005
CONTACT: Carol Anderson
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EMU College of Business names first director of international business programs

YPSILANTIDavid Victor, professor of management at Eastern Michigan University, has been named the first director of the international business programs for the college of business.

As director, Victor will be responsible for implementing EMU’s international business curriculum, working with partner universities and promoting the program to students and outside sources.

“David has the experience, knowledge and skills to lead the college to the forefront of international education. Our leadership in international education will increase the (business) opportunities for our students and the business community in southeastern Michigan,” said David Mielke, dean of EMU’s College of Business.

Victor, of Farmington Hills, developed EMU’s master of business administration course on international management, as well as one of the first regularly-offered courses on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the United States. He also developed the first course on international business communication at an American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)-accredited school.

He has consulted with a wide range of clients including: city governments, Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Army.  In his 20-year career, he has conducted seminars where he has coached engineers, executives and government officials on cross-cultural business interactions, diversity and conflict management.

Victor was the first recipient of the “Distinguished Visiting Foreign Professorship” (graduate level) of the Instituto Tecnologico y Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico and past president of the Association for Business Communication.

He received bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan.

 “We have a remarkable depth of international expertise at EMU, and it is my objective to promote and enhance our visibility nationally and internationally,” said Victor.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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