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K-State Today

June 13, 2016



Matt Yates named study abroad assistant director

By Mary K. Pyle

Matthew Yates has been named study abroad assistant director for the Office of International Programs.

Yates joined K-State in 2012 and served as curriculum integration advisor. In December 2014, faculty-led programs coordinator was added to his title.

"I am very excited to play a greater role in providing education abroad opportunities for our students as well as ensuring high academic standards with a focus on student learning outcomes," Yates said. 

"Matt has worked diligently with our faculty and students to make sure both receive quality advice and direction for incorporating their international experience into their curriculum," said Joe Milostan, study abroad director for the Office of International Programs.

Yates also will continue in his role as an adjunct instructor in the Staley School of Leadership Studies, teaching Global Citizenship and Leadership for a Globalizing Community.

"Matt's academic and teaching credentials bring an added dimension to our quality assessment of the education abroad activities," said Grant Chapman, assistant provost of international administration for the Office of International Programs.

Prior to joining K-State, Yates was a lecturer in the department of history at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where he received his master's degree and doctorate in history. Yates also has a certificate in Mandarin Chinese from Fudan University in Shanghai and received his bachelor's degree in history from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.