TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D., announced William T. Hyndman III, Ed.D, as the University’s new assistant vice president for International Education and Development.
As assistant vice president, Hyndman will oversee the Office of International Education and Development (OIED) and will lead FAMU in its international efforts, including the recruiting of international students, development and monitoring of exchange programs, supervision of faculty-led study abroad programs, and oversight of the advising of current international students.
The OIED extends the quality of the University’s domestic activities to its international programs while also infusing a global perspective into every level of FAMU’s teaching, research, and service, including University-wide outreach initiatives.
Hyndman has almost 30 years of experience in international education. Prior to coming to FAMU, he served in executive level positions, including president of InternshipDesk, a provider of domestic and international internship programs based in Chicago, and as dean of overseas studies at Lexia International, a study abroad provider based in Cambridge, Mass.
From 2009 to 2012, he directed the Office of International Study Programs at Northeastern University in Boston, where he worked with professors to develop 50 faculty-led study abroad programs and increased study abroad enrollment by 20 percent. His academic experience also includes serving as a foreign language professor in Lyon, France.
Hyndman earned a doctorate in higher education leadership at Widener University in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in English literature at the Université d’Avignon in France.
Commenting on his hiring, Hyndman said, “I look forward to joining the FAMU family and helping the University to achieve its mission to become a best-in-class University with an international presence. My experience in international education dovetails suitably with this objective.”
“The University is pleased to have a person with Hyndman’s international experience join our team,” said FAMU Provost Marcella David.
Hyndman joins FAMU on July 1.