Erica Canny, an experienced international educational administrator who has traveled to 45 countries and lived in four different countries, has been named director of international learning at Stetson University.
Canny will lead Stetson's efforts to deepen international intercultural learning and to integrate those opportunities across academic disciplines and amongst students, faculty, and staff. The university currently offers semester- and year long study abroad programs to many different countries such as China, Spain, Germany, and many others. Also, shorter field studies to different countries are offered. Stetson student come from 44 countries.
With 16 years of experience in the field of international education, including expertise in educational policy and programming, academic program and curriculum development, enrollment management strategy, technology, crisis management, student and staff development, public relations and grant writing. Canny joins Stetson from the University of North Texas where he held the position of director of international initiatives since 2008. He was instrumental in improving and integrating international operations throughout UNT by facilitation collaboration in areas across the university including faculty support, admissions, budgeting and student services. He was also acting director of global learning and experience (study-abroad) at UNT from 2010 to 2011.
Canny said " I am excited to be joining a nationally ranked university seriously committed to pursuing a holistic model of international education. Stetson is already doing much in the global arena, and I look forward to the collaborative work with faculty, students and the entire community to enhance Stetson's programs in this area. The potential for strengthening and integrating Stetson's international mission into the campus ethos, from classes to curricular programs, from study abroad to international students, to inclusion of international issues in the curriculum, as well as linked with diversity, is a phenomenal opportunity given Stetson's values and approach to a significant educational experience".