Megan Prettyman, a former recruitment and admissions administrator at Montana State University, has been named the University of Findlay’s director of International Admissions and Student Immigration Services. Her first day on the job will be Feb. 12.
Prettyman comes to the University of Findlay from Montana State University where she served as director of international recruitment and admissions.
Prettyman will supervise the international admissions team and provide strategic leadership and direction over the University’s international recruiting efforts. In addition, Prettyman will address Student and Exchange and Visitor Program compliance and communicate with the U.S. Department of State and Immigration and Naturalization Service.
“A strong international student population is a hallmark of Findlay’s educational experience. Students from all over the world bring diverse perspectives, new experiences and a better understanding of the world to our campus community,” said Edward Recker, vice president of enrollment management. “I am excited to welcome Megan to campus and look forward to her leadership in helping the University continue to grow this important student population.”
“When I came to campus for my interview, I was amazed at the campus support for the Office of International Admissions and Services and the vast amount of interest in this position,” said Prettyman. “I thoroughly look forward to working for such a supportive and communal institution, and extending this sentiment to both the prospective and currently-enrolled international students.”
Previous to her work at Montana State University, Prettyman worked as a program director for VISIONS Service Adventures; as a consultant for the multinational corporation Carphone Warehouse in Galway, Ireland; as an international educational marketing assistant for the British Council; and as the global pathways and international exchanges advisor at Florida State University. In addition, she was an invited lecturer on girls’ health education initiatives in western Uganda for a New York University undergraduate course, “Education and Globalization.”
Prettyman earned a Master of Arts from New York University, where she studied international education with a concentration in international development, and studied abroad in Kampala, Uganda. She also completed graduate studies at Florida State University; and received a Bachelor of Arts in cultural anthropology, with minors in political science and French, from University of South Carolina, graduating magna cum laude.
She is a member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the American International Recruitment Council.