Message from International House Board of Directors

June 29, 2020

Message to the International House Community
from International House 
Board Vice-Chair Jamy Faulhaber:

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to convey our sincerest thanks and appreciation for your support during these challenging times. I also want to thank Dr. Hans Giesecke who retires today after eight years at the helm of International House. He leaves a legacy of many achievements for which we are all extremely grateful.

As you know the Board has been engaged in a search over the last months to identify a new Executive Director. We hope that we will be able to welcome a new leader very soon. In the interim, I am pleased to announce that Bill Gong, Director of Business and Finance, has been appointed as Acting Executive Director during the transition period while maintaining his usual duties.

Bill joined International House in September of 2017 and as Director of Business and Finance is charged with ensuring the financial health of the House by overseeing accounting, financial management and information technology. We are sincerely grateful for his willingness to assume this leadership role during the transition period.

Again, the Board of Directors wishes to thank you for your support of International House, especially during these unsettling times. 


Jamy Faulhaber, Vice Chair

On behalf of the Board of Directors of International House

If you'd like to send a note of congratulations or gratitude to Dr. Giesecke, please click here.

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