LEWISTON – Niagara University announced Tuesday that it has created an Office of International Relations and has hired a Vietnamese educator to head it.

Hung Le will serve as vice president of international relations, effective July 15. The office will seek to increase enrollment of foreign students at Niagara, while overseeing the university’s Study Abroad program.

Le most recently was a partner and general manager of a business and educational consulting firm in Hanoi.

Before that, he was president of a bilingual private school in Hanoi that used an American curriculum for Vietnamese students in grades 1 through 12.

He has worked in the U.S. before, serving as an assistant dean at his alma mater, St. John’s University, from 2002 to 2007. He earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from that university.