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History

Martha Miller Center

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 director of international education at Hope is Amy Otis-De Grau, a member of the college's staff since 1996. Vanessa Greene has served as director of multicultural education since 2003. Please use the links at the left to navigate to the web sites for those departments.

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. "The change in title demonstrates the college's commitment to improving international and multicultural education at Hope."

Gonzales is also responsible for administration of the Phelps Scholars Program, a residential program through which first-year students explore issues related to diversity under the leadership of Dr. Chuck Green; the college's participation in the Preparing Future Fellows Program between Howard University and Hope; the Women's Studies Program, directed by Dr. Annie Dandavati; the Ethnic Studies Program, of which Dr. Jesus Montano is acting director; and the Critical Issues Symposium, of which Derek Emerson is co-chair. 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.