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Center for International Education Leadership

By Academic Affairs
Posted on 22 December 2020 | 3:39 pm — 

At the conclusion of this month, Dr. Andrew Sobiesuo, Associate Provost for International Education and Professor of Hispanic Studies, retires from the College of Charleston after an impressive 30-year career. Andrew’s shoes are large ones to fill, but I am pleased to announce that Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Associate Provost for Curriculum and Academic Administration, will lead the Center for International Education as Associate Provost for Academic and International Programs beginning on January 1, 2021.

Mark’s involvement with international education is impressive starting with his own study abroad experiences as an undergraduate student in Salamanca, Spain, then later as a graduate student in Madrid. As a faculty member at The Citadel for nearly two decades, he directed multiple study abroad programs in Spain, founded and directed their Maymester program in Quito, Ecuador, and oversaw the establishment of new summer programs in Alcalá de Henares, Spain and Puebla, Mexico. As chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies from 2010-2019, he oversaw and helped bolster our own faculty-led programs in Argentina, Chile and Spain, and he worked directly with Andrew Sobiesuo to restructure the College’s program in Santiago, Chile, which is now hosted at the University of Santiago Chile. Mark’s extensive work with international education for over 30 years will help us build upon the many accomplishments of Dr. Sobiesuo and his able staff in the Center for International Education. Please join me in welcoming Mark to his expanded leadership role on our campus.

Suzanne Austin

Provost and Executive Vice President

Division of Academic Affairs

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