Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Endowment honoring Professor Emeritus Janet H. Lawrence supports global engagement

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Janet Lawrence and Greg Barrett standing with flag

During her time in CSHPE, Professor Emeritus Janet Lawrence’s influence shaped many global opportunities for students. She introduced students to a wide range of research, issues, people and perspectives through a variety of on- and off-campus programming. She also lent her expertise in other countries where higher education transformation was underway, including Kyrgyzstan, China, and Hong Kong.

Greg Barrett (PhD ’02), who spearheaded the initiative to establish this fund, reflected on Professor Lawrence’s impact. “Jan has been actively involved in international education issues—teaching the comparative course, bringing delegations of scholars and administrators to learn about U.S. higher education, and leading study trips of CSHPE to places abroad to consider and contrast education in different settings. Because of Jan’s regard for the transformative nature of experiential learning, both at home and abroad, and her influence in this area at the CSHPE, a fund created in her honor will provide support for continued opportunities for students in this space.”

Because of Professor Lawrence’s influence in the area of international education, the endowment created in her honor will be used to support such international initiatives as student participation in international study trips, student research projects related to international issues, hosting international educators to U-M, and other programming designed to provide entrée into the world of international higher education for CSHPE students.

You can show your affinity for Dr. Lawrence and support transformational global learning experiences by contributing to the Janet H. Lawrence Endowed Fund for Global Engagement.

Janet H. Lawrence is Professor Emeritus

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