October 28, 2013
Diana Carlin

Center for Global Citizenship Names New Program Manager

Katie Gauthier Donnelly has been selected to coordinate activities among the units in the center and work with University and community groups to plan activities.

Katie Gauthier Donnelly
Katie Gauthier Donnelly. Submitted photo

The Center for Global Citizenship has named Katie Gauthier Donnelly as its new program manager. She will begin her responsibilities on Monday, Oct. 28. 

Donnelly will coordinate activities among the units in the center and will work with Saint Louis University and community groups to plan activities for the center. Over the next few months, she will visit with academic units and internationally oriented organizations to discuss ways that they can use the center to promote campus globalization.

"Katie Gauthier Donnelly has the academic and community background to help realize the center's potential to enhance global activities on campus and to form strong partnerships with the community to benefit students, faculty, and staff," said Diana Carlin, associate vice president for Graduate Education and International Initiatives. "She has been in a classroom, has led students abroad and has lived the local-to-global and global-to-local perspective that the center's activities will bring to campus. We are fortunate to have someone with her wealth of experience to help shape the Center's activities."

Donnelly, a native of New York, has ten years of experience working in higher education and nonprofits. In St. Louis, she has served as the development director at Microfinancing Partners in Africa, an organization that provides grants for the strengthening and expansion of microfinancing programs in East Africa, and also as a marketing and administrative specialist at the International Institute of St. Louis.

Her experience in higher education includes time as the assistant director at the Center for International and Intercultural Studies at St. Lawrence University, program coordinator of Faculty-Directed Study Abroad at Northern Illinois University and as assistant director of Undergraduate Admissions at Clarkson University.

Donnelly is a graduate of St. Lawrence University with a bachelor's degree in government and African studies. She completed her graduate studies at the University of Oregon with a master's degree in International Studies. While at Oregon, she served as a graduate teaching fellow and upon graduation, was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar studying Human Rights in Uganda in 2009 and 2010.

Her passion for international and cross cultural understanding stems from her first introduction to Africa, as an undergraduate study abroad student in Kenya. She has been working in the region since then, leading service and educational programs, and working with a variety of international development organizations. She has developed experiential learning programs in Uganda and has led six community service programs in Tanzania with National Geographic Student Expeditions and Putney Student Travel.

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