CGI U Mentor at Mt. Holyoke
Kirk Lange is MHC’s Liaison and Mentor for CGI U. He will provide direct support to MHC students and connect them to faculty and staff who can provide additional expert mentoring related to their Commitments. For more information, students may contact Kirk by email, or may call x2072 to schedule an appointment with him in the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, 108 Dwight Hall.
CGI U Mentor Bio: Kirk Lange serves as Director of International Experiential Learning in the McCulloch Center, where he manages the MHC International Internship Program, the Global Research Fellows Program, and the Beijing Summer Language Program. He has been engaged with a range of global challenges for over 20 years, both as a practitioner and as a mentor to students in which he leverages broad experience -- touching all 5 CGI focus areas: In Indonesia, Kirk worked on poverty alleviation efforts with the NGO Plan International and collaborated with social entrepreneurs advancing environment and climate priorities in Borneo’s Katingan forest (pictured above). As a public health professional in Hawai`i, he served as Coordinator of the State Office of Rural Health, Community Health/Community Development Director for the Hawai`i and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center, and Coordinator of the Ho`oulu `Aina program for Kokua Kalihi Valley community health center. While an Asia-Pacific Leadership Fellow at the East-West Center he co-founded the Peace and Conflict Resolution Workgroup and carried out published research on peace building in Indonesia. For five years, Kirk was Assistant Director of the International Relations Program at Tufts University, supporting students to develop education projects (internship, service learning, and research) around the world. He holds a BA in International Studies from Vassar College and earned his MPH in International Health at the University of Hawai`i as an East-West Center Graduate Studies Fellow.