Widener Names Chan Director of International Admissions

Candice Chan of Philadelphia, Pa. has been named director of international admissions at Widener University. The new position is part of the university’s efforts to enhance campus internationalization and prepare all students to live and work in a global and multicultural society.

In this position, Chan will develop and manage all facets of Widener's international recruitment and admissions Candice Chenprogram, working with faculty and staff to develop strategic plans and activities that support the recruitment and retention of international students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Prior to joining Widener, Chan served as director of enrollment management operations, international admissions, and graduate admissions at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Previously, she was senior assistant director of admissions and graduate coordinator at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., and started her career in admissions at Widener in 1999 as an admissions counselor and assistant director of international admissions.

A native of Hong Kong, Chan is fluent in Chinese and has recruited extensively in Asia.

"We are very fortunate to welcome someone with Candice's skills and experience to our team," said Ed Wright, executive director of admission at Widener. "She will play an integral role in Widener efforts to become a truly global university."

Chan earned a bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant management from Widener in 1995, and a master's in business administration from Lynn University in 2003.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences and professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate's, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. The university's campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, PA, and Wilmington, DE, serve approximately 6,500 students. Visit the university's website, www.widener.edu, for more information.

 

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