University of Pittsburgh
October 24, 2013

Lawrence Feick to Step Down as Senior Director of International Programs and Director of Pitt’s University Center for International Studies

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PITTSBURGH—Lawrence Feick, professor of business administration at the University of Pittsburgh, will step down from his administrative roles as senior director of international programs, director of the University Center for International Studies, and as a member of the Council of Deans, effective August 1, 2014, Pitt Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia E. Beeson announced today.

Dr. Feick will continue as a member of the faculty of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and will remain involved in projects currently underway in Europe, Brazil, and China.

“Through his leadership, Larry has played an instrumental role in the University’s growing international presence through the strengthening of our study abroad programs, as well as our relationships with alumni, friends, and institutional partners abroad,” said Provost Beeson. “As senior director of international programs, he led the development of the global vision and plan that have guided Pitt’s efforts in this area for the past four years. It has been a pleasure to work with Larry, and I am delighted that he will not only continue his academic career at the University, but that he has also agreed to remain involved in several of the initiatives that he has spearheaded, providing much-needed continuity during the transition.”

Among Dr. Feick’s accomplishments was the creation of Plus3, a joint program with the Swanson School of Engineering, which was the recipient of the 2005 Andrew Heiskell Award from the Institute of International Education for excellence and innovation in international education. Dr. Feick was also central in the development of Pitt’s recent agreement to form a joint engineering institute with Sichuan University.

During his time at UCIS, Dr. Feick helped transform the University’s study abroad offerings through an expansion of programs developed by Pitt faculty for Pitt students, which now enroll more than 70 percent of Pitt students studying abroad, compared with one-third when he began. Dr. Feick also oversaw an almost 20 percent increase in the number of Pitt students participating in study abroad programs, and participation in UCIS’ international and area studies certificates has increased nearly 40 percent. 

Dr. Feick joined Pitt’s Katz School in 1982 and served as associate dean from 1989 to 1996. He earned his PhD in agricultural economics from the Pennsylvania State University in 1981 and served as an instructor at that institution from 1981-1982. He earned his Master of Science in agricultural economics and his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Delaware in 1977 and 1974, respectively. He has held visiting professor positions in Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Ecuador and was a Fulbright Scholar in Uruguay.