Winona State University announces the appointment of Carolyn O’Grady to the position of Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs in the Department of International Programs and Services, effective July 1.

“I am honored to be invited into this community,” said O’Grady. “There is something compelling to me about WSU, and I am impressed by the mission of the institution, the dynamic faculty and staff, and the beautiful location. I feel there is great potential here for enhancing internationalization efforts, and I’m pleased and excited to contribute toward this vision.”

O’Grady will be responsible for leading all programs and services related to international education, including International Student Services, faculty and student exchange, international and domestic travel study, the English Language Center, and study/education abroad.

“Dr. O’Grady’s expertise in multicultural education, service learning, and integrative learning in higher education will no doubt be an asset for us as we fulfill our mission to provide support to WSU’s international students, promote international awareness and appreciation of all cultures, and prepare our students to think globally and compete in the new global economy,” said Patricia L. Rogers, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs.

O’Grady previously served as Professor of Education and Director of the Center for International and Cultural Education at Gustavus Adolphus College. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. She also holds a Master of Arts from Columbia University Teacher’s College, New York, N.Y., and an Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts, School of Education, Division of Cultural Diversity & Curriculum Reform, Amherst, Mass.

For more information, call the WSU Communications Office at 507-457-5024.