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UCO's New Office of Global Affairs Reflects Evolution of International Programs

Aug. 2, 2013

Media Contact:  Adrienne Nobles, Assistant Vice President for University Relations, University of Central Oklahoma, 405-974-2103,


The University of Central Oklahoma International Services Office recently changed its name to the Office of Global Affairs. Executive Director Dennis Dunham said the new name more accurately reflects what the office has to offer.

"The Office of Global Affairs describes who we are and our areas of expertise, while representing the evolution of Central and its international programs," he said.  

The office opened 25 years ago to equip students to be culturally competent and able to interact in meaningful and productive ways with those of different cultures.

Central’s international student population has continued to grow steadily, with more than 1,500 international students representing over 100 countries enrolled at the university.

The office also manages study abroad partnerships with more than 40 universities around the world, plus a satellite office in Korea. This allows domestic students at Central to enhance their studies with global experiences. 

"Our office is an umbrella office offering international services, intercultural actives and the Centre for Global Competency. We also have a strong partnership with our divisions of Student Affairs, Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management. All of this combines to make Central the perfect place for international students to feel at home,” said Dunham.

For more information on Central’s Office of Global Affairs visit