Sun, Feb 18, 2018 — 11:00 pm
George Sipos Appointed as Director of International Education
An international higher education scholar-practitioner, Dr. George T. Sipos brings 20 years of experience in higher education administration, corporate strategy, consulting, as well as teaching and research. Dr. Sipos joins The College at Brockport from the International College of Liberal Arts at Yamanashi Gakuin University in Japan, where he served as the executive director of Administration and Global Affairs while also playing a major role in the overall internationalization of the campus as the founding director of the International Education Center. Prior to that appointment, he held management and administrative positions at Osaka University's Global Admissions Office, University of Chicago's Graham School of Continuing Professional and Liberal Studies, and Toyota Motor Corporation's Corporate Value Creation Department, among others. He has studied, worked, and lived on three continents.
A specialist in Japanese literature and culture, Dr. Sipos holds a PhD from the University of Chicago East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department and two master's degrees from the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Asian Studies and the University of Bucharest's Department of Letters. He is actively teaching and pursuing research in modern Japanese society, history, and literature, several volumes of translations from Japanese into Romanian, as well as scholarly papers, having been published to date under his name.
A native of Romania, Dr. Sipos grew up on the shores of the Danube River in Braila. He is married to Dr. Jessica Busch Sipos, a medical anthropologist, and together they have two children, Kira-Sophie and Kaius, who are very excited to join him in Brockport.