Penn State’s Michael Adewumi Appointed to Leadership Post at IES Abroad

Michael Adewumi has been appointed executive vice president for academic affairs at IES Abroad. Dr. Adewumi will lead all of the not-for-profit’s more than 360 academic programs, offered at more than 30 locations around the world, for more than 9,000 students a year. He will begin his new job on January 2.

In accepting the appointment, Dr. Adewumi said that “as an educator and an academic committed to international education, I am tremendously excited to lead Academic Affairs at IES Abroad, and work alongside a passionate team to help fulfill IES Abroad’s mission to educate students from around the world. I look forward to working with IES Abroad as we seek to take the world’s finest study abroad organization to new levels of excellence in international education.”

Currently, Dr. Adewumi is the vice provost for global programs at Pennsylvania State University. He has worked for Penn State since 1985, when he joined the faculty as an assistant professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering. Additionally he has also served as the first-ever director of Penn State’s Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering, and Development in Africa, a program that promotes the Penn State community to engage and partner with African institutions.

Dr. Adewumi earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, and a master’s and Ph.D. in gas engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.


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  1. Professor William A. Lester, Jr. says:

    What do the initials IES stand for?

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