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K-State Today

November 18, 2020

Andrew Barkley named 2020 International Educator of the Year

Submitted by Office of International

Andrew Barkley, professor of agricultural economics, has been named the 2020 International Educator of the Year.

K-State created the International Educator of the Year Award in 2003. It was established by the provost's office and implemented by the Office of International Programs. We announce this award during International Education Week in November each year. This award recognizes an individual who has contributed to advancing international education at the university.

"I am excited about International Education Week, and honored to be recognized with this award," Barkley said. "I view the honor as a team award because there are a large number of people who work hard to make international programs possible. Our programs in agricultural economics are developed and implemented by Mary Ellen Barkley, Cherie Hodgson and myself, so I am thrilled to accept this award on their behalf. Study abroad programs are supported by a great group of people in Education Abroad and the department of agricultural economics. The dedication of these individuals provides students with truly meaningful life experiences."

Barkley added, "There is no greater reward than sharing international travel with our great students at K-State! The outstanding work of the Office of International Programs provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience for students, with knowledge and compassion that will stay with them for a lifetime!"

"Dr. Andrew Barkley is a true champion of international education. Andrew had led numerous study abroad trips and mentored many international students on their thesis and dissertation research," said Marcellus Caldas, assistant provost OIP. "He is well respected by his peers and goes above and beyond in helping K-State students."

"According to one of his nominators, Dr. Barkley has earned an international reputation for his commitment to students and to colleagues within the university and around the world," said Grant Chapman, associate provost for international programs "Andy has been active in the Multicultural Exchange Fellow Research Mentor and Zamorano Agricultural University Research Mentor programs."

Barkley advised many international students and teaches international agricultural economics courses.

Since 2003, the international programs office added additional international award categories to recognize faculty, staff or administrators of the K-State community and external partners for their major contributions and sustained commitment to advancing international education at the K-State.

The Office of International Programs will recognize Barkley and the other International Education Week award category winners from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 

Please register for the awards ceremony webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the awards ceremony webinar.

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