Namiko BNamiko Bagirimvano has been named director of sponsored student and special programs in the Graduate School and International Education at the University of Arkansas (UA). Bagirimvano has been working as UA’s assistant director for international retention programs in the Office of International Students and Scholars. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan, and a master’s degree in international education from the School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute.