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I-House Lodestar Supper on Sunday Welcoming Hans Giesecke

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Sunday, September 9, 2012
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chevron Auditorium International House


Registration Required: $20
Registration Info: eventbrite processing fee: $1.99. Register online or by calling 510-642-4128

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Speaker/Performer: Hans Giesecke

Alumni and friends of I-House are invited to celebrate I-House’s 82nd Anniversary and the appointment of our fifth Executive Director Dr. Hans Giesecke. A traditional reception in the Great Hall precedes a buffet dinner, short film of I-House history, and remarks from Dr. Giesecke for this special occasion. Join us! Tickets $20 ordered by phone at (510)642-4128 or pay online by credit card with modest eventbrite processing fee ($1.99).
The Lodestar Fund at I-House partially underwrites gatherings of I-House alumni and residents for friendly discourse related to the mission of International House: cross-cultural respect, understanding, friendship and leadership skills for a more peaceful world.

Hans Giesecke began his service as Executive Director of International House at UC-Berkeley in July 2012. His driving focus has been making I-House students’ residential experience(s) a top highlight of their enrollment experience at Berkeley.

Prior to his arrival at Cal, Hans served as President of Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece where he led an “American-style” international campus with more than 2,300 pupils and students from Kindergarten through MBA.

Before serving in Greece, he was President/CEO of the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. in Indianapolis, the President’s Advisor for Student Affairs at International University Bremen in Germany(now Jacobs University), President of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association in Nashville, TN, and Director of Marketing and Research with the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) in Sacramento. He earned his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Education and Human Development. His M.A. was received from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.A. from Williams College.

Hans enjoys many opportunities to interact with current I-House residents and the thousands of Cal alumni around the world who recall their I-House residency as one of their fondest, university-related personal memories.



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