Vice Provost Gil Latz will leave Portland State University (PSU) at the end of December after 27 years of service. Latz has accepted appointments as Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs at Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI), and Associate Vice President for International Affairs for Indiana University.
“Gil’s deep commitment to the importance of international experiences for all students has resulted in a legacy of greatly expanded opportunities for study abroad and a rapidly growing international student enrollment,” said Roy Koch, provost of PSU. Latz began leading PSU’s office of international affairs in 2002. Before that he was a professor of geography and international studies, and administrator in various positions related to International Affairs. As Vice Provost, Latz created international experiences for students and faculty and leveraged PSU’s international connections to the benefit of the Portland community.
“I am proud to have worked with so many colleagues across the campus as PSU has become nationally recognized for its work on internationalization, in pursuit of President Wiewel's goal of achieving global excellence,” said Latz.
In his new position, Latz will oversee the IUPUI Office of International Affairs, which serves as IUPUI's hub of international activities. His office is responsible for the campus-wide infrastructure for international engagement including study abroad activities, building international academic affiliations, internationalizing the curriculum, managing the International House, and facilitating international teaching and learning via the Global Crossroads videoconferencing facility.
Latz will assume his new responsibilities in January, 2012. Over the next several months he will continue leading the Office of International Affairs at PSU and aid in the search for his replacement.
“While I am sad to see him go,” said Koch, “I am glad that Gil and his fine work at PSU and abroad are being recognized."