JICUF Executive Director Paul Hastings traveled to Turkey in early October to conduct interviews for the 2019 finalists of the Syrian Scholars Initiative. Here is his report.
We are thrilled to announce Luke Takuya Palermo’s addition to the Japan ICU Foundation as our new Program Assistant. Luke’s job is to help the other full-time JICUF staff with tasks ranging from database management to article translation. We asked him to introduce himself.
The Japan ICU Foundation is happy to announce that we have hired a new Director of Communications. Starting this month, Ms. Aki Takada will join the staff and continue her active role with JICUF. We asked Aki to share her background with our readers
Dr. David W. Vikner retired as President of the Japan ICU Foundation this past August after 13 years of service. David’s career in global education spanned five decades and two continents, North America and Asia. He taught and worked in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and in New York City, where he spent the latter half of his career serving as the President of two significant organizations, the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia and the Japan ICU Foundation.
The following announcement is from Sam Shepherd, Chair of the Japan ICU Foundation’s Board of Trustees. I am pleased to announce that Paul Hastings was appointed as the organization’s new Executive Director and CEO as of September 1, 2015. Paul replaces David Vikner who retired as of August 31, 2015. Paul joined the staff of the Foundation in 2006 as Development Associate. In 2007 he was promoted to Director of Development and in 2012 to Vice President. He has played a leading role in the allocation of grant and scholarship funding to ICU, and has also led the development and implementation of various Foundation and ICU initiatives, including the 2012 […]