85% of students study abroad
DANVILLE, Ky. (May 17, 2017) — Kyle Anderson was named director of the Center for Global Citizenship at Centre College, effective July 1. He succeeds founding director Milton Reigelman, who will retire in June after 46 years at Centre in a variety of roles.
Anderson first came to Centre in 2010 as a post-doctoral teaching fellow funded through the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. A past recipient of Fulbright fellowships that took him to China, Italy and Taiwan, he was converted to a tenure-track position in Asian studies at Centre in 2012 and will be promoted to associate professor with tenure on Sept. 1.
The Center for Global Citizenship oversees a study abroad program that is consistently ranked among the best in the nation, highlighted by an average 85 percent participation rate.
A graduate of Brigham Young University, Anderson earned his Ph.D. in comparative literature from The Pennsylvania State University. He lives in Danville with his wife, Jenny Wardle Anderson, and their three daughters.
Centre students spend full semesters at residential sites in China, England, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Spain. They also participate in intensive three-week programs in January designed and led by Centre faculty. Over the last two years alone, January CentreTerm destinations have included Argentina, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Ghana, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Rwanda, Spain and Uganda.