CCIS Welcomes New Executive Director

A message from the CCIS Board of Directors Chair

December 14, 2015

Dear fellow CCIS members,

I would like to begin this message with a sincere thank you to all of you who devote time and energy to the College Consortium for International Studies. It is because of our members that we continue to be successful in providing high-quality programs in over 50 cities throughout the Consortium.

As many of you know, CCIS began the search for a new Executive Director earlier this year. That process produced several strong candidates and concluded with final interviews being conducted in front of all Board members present at the October meeting. During that meeting, the Executive Committee accepted a recommendation from the Board to hire Ms. Jayme Kreitinger for the position. Many of you may know Jayme from her time at Montana State University where she was involved in promoting and working with the CCIS programs. I am very pleased to say that Jayme has accepted our offer and started in the DC office on December 7th.

Jayme joins us from Georgetown University where she has been working with graduate school international initiatives, guiding departments through program design, models of engagement, learning and academic integrity, budget, and operations issues. Jayme has broad experience overseeing global strategies, operations, and finance as well as strong skills in communications, outreach, training, and resource development. Prior to her tenure at Georgetown, Jayme worked at IREX in Washington DC leading the development, launch, and implementation of two new Department of State exchange programs with Tunisia. Previously, Jayme was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to Jordan where she studied sports as a tool for development and intercultural understanding. Jayme is dedicated to international education and believes in the power of CCIS to provide quality and affordable education abroad programs to students from all walks of life.

Jayme's strong vision for CCIS includes re-energizing the membership and the Central Office, working with sponsors to adapt programs to new audiences, and investing in the marketing and promotion of CCIS programs to a millennial audience. I hope you share my excitement and optimism in this new chapter in our history.

You can reach Jayme in the Central Office at 202-223-0330. Please join me in welcoming Jayme.


Stephen Ferst

Chair, CCIS Board of Directors