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Wednesday, August 1, 2001

Hallworth Named Director of International Education

SALISBURY, MD -- An experienced college administrator who has worked and studied in 14 countries and speaks three languages has been named the director of international education at Salisbury University.

Robert Hallworth, 33, currently student programs director at the University of New Hampshire's Center for International Education, begins his new position September 1.

At UNH since 1997, Hallworth has been responsible for study abroad, student advising, college exchange and community outreach programs.

He has worked or studied in Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Kazakstan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, the Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan. He speaks Russian, Ukranian and some Spanish.

The new position was created this year by SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach, who has made improving international education opportunities one of her major objectives.

"Robert Hallworth brings expertise in areas we need, such as creation of new study abroad programs and establishing exchange relationships with other universities," said Dudley-Eshbach. "He also has a track record of working well with a variety of constituencies, which is essential in such a position. I think he will open doors to some very exciting opportunities for our students, faculty and staff."

Hallworth previously worked as a project manager for the International Management and Communications Corp. in Arlington, VA, managing a multi-million dollar U.S. government portfolio for education and fiscal restructuring projects in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe.

Prior to that, he was employed with the Academy for Educational Development as a program assistant and specialist implementing management seminars for government and business officials in the former Soviet Union. He also has worked as an intern at the U.S. Department of State, where he prepared briefing materials for former President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton, and as a research assistant for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Hallworth holds an M.A. in Russian area studies from Georgetown University and earned his B.A. in history, magna cum laude, from UNH where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He is also completing his Ph.D. in history there.

Hallworth and his wife Lisa have three children: Amelia, 6, and twins Felicia and Mitchel, 3.


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