Linda Kentes, Executive Director
Linda has a Master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language and a twenty-two year background in International Education. She taught English as a Foreign Language (in Germany) and English as a Second Language (in Ann Arbor). After spending a number of years teaching academic preparation ESL, she launched, owned, and operated a successful language school that focused on English for business purposes.
At the University of Michigan, Linda was the Assistant Director of the International Center for about a dozen years, supervising the office of International Student and Scholar Services. During that time, she sat on the ECIR Board of Directors for a couple of years. Linda also served as the Academic Chief of Staff in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, where she partnered with the LSA Dean to fulfill the college’s mission and vision. Her passion is to engage in public diplomacy by supporting the dreams and education of international students.