Boisvert joins Saint Martin’s as new director of international programs

June 20, 2011

LACEY, WASHINGTON — Saint Martin’s University recently welcomed Marie Boisvert as the institution’s new director of international programs and development.

Boisvert comes to Saint Martin’s from Texas Wesleyan University, where her direction of international programs increased the institution’s travel-study participation by 300 percent and doubled international student applications. She oversaw Texas-Wesleyan’s study abroad program, as well as international student recruitment, admissions, services and orientation. Her outstanding performance recently earned her Texas-Wesleyan’s Trustees Staff Award for Academic Student Support.

Boisvert’s diverse experience in higher education includes coordinating the summer sessions abroad programs for the University of California, Davis, and serving as a vocational training advisor for the Department of Education and Training in Sydney, Australia.

“Marie is a great addition to the Office of International Programs and Development,” says Josephine Yung, Saint Martin’s vice president of international programs and development. “Her experience and breadth of knowledge in international education will lead the office to a higher level of success.”

In her new role, Boisvert will plan, coordinate and implement Saint Martin’s cultural, educational and professional exchange programs. She also will manage the University’s ongoing study abroad, international student services and community relations programs, as well as develop and assess new programs serving international students and students traveling abroad. 

Saint Martin’s has long had a commitment to preparing its students to be socially responsible global citizens. Its language, cultural and academic programs help students—both domestic and international—develop an appreciation for cultural diversity and cross-cultural education. The University enjoys thriving exchange programs with sister universities in Japan and Korea, and hosts numerous intercultural activities and events each year. Annual events such as the University’s Taste of Culture, Dragon Boat Festival and host family program also offer the broader community opportunities to celebrate other cultures.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

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