UNC Dean, Director Part of State Delegation Heading to Japan

University of Northern Colorado's Michelle Behr and Maureen Ulevich will be part of a Colorado delegation visiting Japan the week of June 10.

Their visit is part of an effort to showcase educational opportunities for Japanese students through StudyColorado organizations, of which UNC is a member. The trip also will mark the inaugural nonstop flight from Denver to Tokyo aboard United Airlines' 787 Dreamliner.

Behr, acting dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Ulevich, director of the Center for International Education, will conduct outreach as part of the university's stepped-up recruitment and retention strategies for international students.

They also will visit partner university Aoyama Gakuin, one of 67 universities abroad where UNC has established exchange programs, and meet with UNC graduates -- Japan ranks in the top 5 countries with UNC alumni.

The delegation is being led by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Colorado Tourism Director Al White and Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. CEO Tom Clark. For more information, visit the city of Denver's website.