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MSU’s Di Maria tapped to lead American International Recruitment Council

December 9, 2015

David Di Maria, associate provost for international programs at Montana State University, was elected president of the American International Recruitment Council. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.

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David Di Maria, associate provost for international programs at Montana State University, was elected president of the American International Recruitment Council.

Di Maria will serve as president-elect of the national organization through December 2016 prior to his one-year term as president. Di Maria was nominated for the position by fellow AIRC members and his name was added to the ballot after having completed a thorough screening process conducted by AIRC’s Nomination Committee and Board of Directors.

It is humbling to be chosen by my peers to serve in this capacity,” Di Maria said. “I am much honored to have this opportunity to lead an organization focused on the promotion of professional standards related to international recruitment.”

Di Maria has been an active member of AIRC since 2009. In 2011, AIRC’s Certification Commission appointed him as an external reviewer, and he has since completed reviews of international education organizations in China, France and the United States.

AIRC is made up of international educators representing 47 states and nearly 90 countries. It is the only organization in the United States focused on the development and promotion of standards-based international recruitment strategies.

Di Maria’s duties at MSU include planning and execution of strategic internationalization initiatives. He regularly presents and publishes on critical issues and trends impacting international higher education. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

Following his AIRC presidency, Di Maria will hold the position of immediate past-president on AIRC’s Board of Directors through December 2018.

David Di Maria (406) 994-4031, david.dimaria@montana.edu

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