Mr. Hunter Swanson joined the OIP in August of 2012. Hunter is a native of the Shenandoah Valley and is happy to return to the area. Hunter attended Longwood University where he earned his B.A. degree in History in 2008. Hunter began working in the international office at Longwood University the following year and was responsible for a wide array of responsibilities including study abroad advising, coordinating exchange programs, and all aspects of international student and scholar services. While working at Longwood University, Hunter earned an M.S. degree in Community and College Counseling, graduating in the spring of 2012.
At JMU, Hunter will be responsible for maintaining JMU’s exchange visitor program and for assisting exchange students, professors and research scholars with immigration advising. Hunter will also be involved in efforts to provide international students more opportunities to connect with the Harrisonburg community and with connecting with international alumni.