Maintain opportunities for international students

The Implementation Committee for the transfer of responsibilities of the UniversityâÄôs Graduate School has been charged with numerous implementation strategies. None are more important than the future process of maintaining opportunities for this UniversityâÄôs international student population. Current centralized processing functions coordinated through the Graduate School for all University colleges and schools will not be easily transferred without proper planning. The continued presence of our international brothers and sisters on University campuses is essential. The University of Minnesota would not be the institution of higher education it is without the contributions our international students provide. On behalf of the Carlson SchoolâÄôs student body, I ask the Committee to make this transfer of responsibilities a priority during its deliberations over the coming months. Tim McDevitt University student Student Senate member