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Student Services director is recipient of Distinguished Staff award

News + Events : Student Services director is recipient of Distinguished Staff award

07/03/2008

Koichiro Aoshima and John Van SavageJohn Van Savage, Director of the Student Services Center in the
College of Business, was the recipient of San Francisco State University's 2008
Office of International Programs (OIP) Distinguished Staff award.

John received
the award for his work to ensure high quality support of international students
in the college and of SF State University College of Business students who study abroad. In
their commendation, OIP cited the college's orientation sessions, advising and
personalized support of students which has lead to a robust and exciting
program of international study and student exchange.

John has initiated new relationships and established various Bilateral
Study Abroad sites in Europe and Asia. He has also served on the All University
Committee of International Programs for four years and served as co-chair for
one year.

John received his undergraduate degree in International Business from
University of Scranton. He also has a master's degree in higher education
administration from New York University. John came to SF State in June of 2003.


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