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Onodera to Direct IMSSO on Permanent Basis

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Yasushi Onodera was approved as director of the Arkansas Tech University International and Multicultural Student Services Office (IMSSO) on a permanent basis by the Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees on Thursday, Aug. 18.

Onodera was selected to serve as interim director of the IMSSO in June when Amy Pennington, who had served as IMSSO director since 2003, was appointed dean of students at Arkansas Tech.

Onodera previously served as IMSSO assistant director from 2008-11.

His association with Arkansas Tech dates back to his days as a foreign student advsior from 2004-08 for NCN Institute, an agency that provides Japanese students with educational opportunities in the United States. Onodera was born in Kanagawa, Japan.

A 1995 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Onodera holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He added a Master of Arts degree in education and human development from George Washington University in 2009.

Click here to learn more about the Arkansas Tech University International and Multicultural Student Services Office.

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