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Top federal support for IU Kelley School of Business center comes at a crucial time

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Dean Idelene "Idie" Kesner

This year’s grant of $289,200 represents a return to the former funding levels of the 2010 cycle

The IU Kelley School’s Center for International Business Education and Research emerged as the best funded of the 17 U.S. Department of Education-funded centers that survived after the national list was pared down from 33 to 17.

Idalene “Idie” Kesner, dean of the Kelley School and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management, proudly accepts that distinction as recognition for what her program has accomplished.

“It was very competitive,” Kesner said of the application process this round (It happens every four years). “These 17 schools are all the top-tier research universities in the country.

“We are very confident in the direction that we had taken Kelley’s CIBER programming and activities the past seven years, and we are confident that we are advancing our international educational mission,” she added.

This year’s grant of $289,200 — an amount that is expected to be awarded annually over the next four years — also represents a return to the former funding levels of the 2010 cycle. In 2011, all Title VI programs, including the CIBERs, saw their annual funding slashed by up to 55 percent.

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