Melinda Van House

Education Program Specialist
Primary office:
Lippincott Hall
Room 204


Mindy Van House assists the education program coordinator in the implementation of short-term programs.  This includes arrival and departure arrangements; assisting with hiring, training, and supervising AEC Ambassadors (student hourly employees); and assisting in enrollment, orientation, and other on-going non-academic short-term program components.

Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
The AEC comprises three units: the Intensive English Program, Short-term Programs, and KU Outreach Programs.
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students