Diana Sampson, Executive Director of International Education, was elected President of the Northwest International Education Association for 2014-16. NIEA is an incorporated non-profit founded in 1979 with 15 member colleges.
The mission of NIEA is “ to bring higher education institutions in the Pacific Northwest together to collaborate in increasing student and faculty opportunities for international exchange, education and training. NIEA sponsors an annual faculty workshop centered on a global theme, co-sponsors a summer master teacher institute for college faculty with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies, sponsors mini-grants for faculty to develop units or entire courses for globalizing the curriculum, and assists member institutions to sponsor J-visa’s for international scholars to travel to the U.S. to teach and conduct research.”
To learn more about the NIEA, click to look at their website.