New WKU ‘Diplomat in Residence’ Returns to Bowling Green With Wealth of Experience

Emil Moffatt, WKU Public Radio, February 13, 2014

Michael McClellan

Michael McClellan speaks with students at the WKU Study Abroad Fair (Abbey Oldham/WKU Public Radio)

Michael McClellan was born just outside of Bowling Green, but his career path has taken him to the far corners of the earth as a senior foreign service officer for the State Department and U.S. Information Agency.

Earlier this month, McClellan retired from the State department after 30 years and is settling into a new position, a little closer to home as the only “Diplomat in Residence” at a public university in Kentucky.

His current job at Western Kentucky University involves explaining foreign cultures to American college students , but for three decades it was just the opposite. [read more]

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