Dr. Gail Gasparich, Provost and Senior VP of Academic Affairs, has announced that Dr. Dan Kulmala has been hired as the Assistant Vice President for International Programs and Global Engagement at Millersville. Kulmala will report directly to the provost.
Kulmala has been the Associate Vice Chancellor of Global Engagement at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke since 2021. There he developed and implemented comprehensive globalization strategies and recruitment and marketing strategies. He traveled nationally and internationally to represent the university, recruit students and develop partnerships.
Prior to North Carolina, he was the head of strategic partnerships for Akadasia, an international consultant for Westford Education Group and VP of Academic & Student Affairs for the American University of Phnom Penh. Before that, he was in various roles with Fort Hays State University from 2001-2020.
At Millersville, Kulmala will be responsible for the planning, marketing, delivery and oversight of the university’s international programs and activities, and he will provide leadership and vision to a comprehensive range of programs, services and activities for International Programs and Global Engagement. The office provides extensive global learning opportunities, advice and counsel on immigration regulations, application processing and compliance for students and scholars, international partnership development and facilitation, academic support for international students, study abroad, and on-campus global programming that helps to educate the university community and develop global cultural competencies.
Kulmala has bachelor’s degrees in psychology and English from the University of Akron, a master’s in English from the University of Akron and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas. His office will be located in Lyle Hall.