Sarah Gardenghi has been appointed Interim Director of the UMBC English Language Institute (ELI) effective August 1, 2011. She will replace Rebekah de Wit, who is leaving the ELI on that date.
Sarah has over 13 years’ experience in higher education, at Towson University, UMBC Training Centers and UMBC Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS). She served as Assistant Director for student services at the ELI since 2002, and most recently was appointed as Assistant Director for professional programs with CPS in 2011. Sarah’s colleagues at UMBC often comment on her passion for the work of the ELI, and for its students in particular. Her strong administrative, program development and educational background will be an asset to the ELI and the division.