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Brustein to be VP at West Virginia University

The Gateway strategy built on Ohio State's partnerships abroad and led to the opening of liaison offices in Shanghai, China in 2010; Mumbai, India in 2012; and São Paulo, Brazil in 2014. In addition, internally, his efforts led to the development of global competencies for our students and working with the colleges to implement the Global Option. The university's initiatives in internationalization for students, faculty and alumni on campus and around the world were recognized in 2014 with the National Association of International Educators' Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization for innovative programs.

Prior to coming to Ohio State in 2009, he was the associate provost for international affairs and director of international programs and studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned a BA in political science from the University of Connecticut, an MA in sociology, University of Washington, an MA in international studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a PhD in sociology, University of Washington.