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The college's long-running programs in international education and multicultural education moved into purpose-built office space in the new Martha Miller Center for Global Communication in the fall of 2005. The building also houses the departments of Communication and Modern and Classical Languages, a mix intended to foster connections between them and, ultimately, to enhance each.
The Office of the Dean for International Multicultural Education
Alfredo Gonzales, associate provost at Hope College, was appointed dean for international and multicultural education in 2006. Gonzales previously held administrative oversight of the college's programs in international and multicultural education, but in this new role will focus on them even more intentionally as part of the college's ongoing effort to enhance campus diversity and expand global education. "We selected Alfredo Gonzales for this assignment because of his extensive experience with promoting diversity and global education, his positive relationships, internal and external to the campus, and his commitment to the college's goal of educating students for world citizenship," said Dr. James Boelkins, provost at Hope (2002-2010). "The change in title demonstrates the college's commitment to improving international and multicultural education at Hope."
Dean Gonzales is also responsible for administration of these programs at Hope:
Phelps Scholars Program, a residential program through which first-year students explore issues related to diversity under the leadership of Yolanda Vega
CASA (Children's After School Achievement), directed by Fonda Green
Critical Issues Symposium, of which Derek Emerson is co-chair
Upward Bound, directed by Elizabeth Colburn
Peace and Justice Studies Minor, led by Program Director Pam Koch
The Philadelphia Center, one of the nation’s oldest experiential education programs which was founded in 1967 by the Great Lakes Colleges Association and is managed by Hope College.
Participating in the Preparing Future Faculty Program between Howard University and Hope College
You may navigate to the web sites for these areas by using the links on this page for more information about Dean Gonzales' work at Hope College and in the community.