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IIE Appoints Steven Dorsey as Vice President of International Development And Operations

NEW YORK, July 18, 2013—Allan Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education (IIE), a not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange organization founded in 1919, announced the appointment of Steven Dorsey as its new VP of International Development and Operations. Steven joined IIE’s executive staff on July 1.

Steven brings nearly 30 years of experience in international development to his new appointment as Vice-President of International Development and Operations at IIE/Washington, DC. Most recently, Steven served as the Country Director for the U.S. Peace Corps in Costa Rica from June 2009-June 2013. Prior to that appointment, he did independent consulting for Chemonics in Indonesia, assessing the education and health sectors in anticipation of forthcoming USAID procurements.

 He served as Vice-President and Director of Capture Management (new business development) for SiloSmashers, Inc., a DC-based program management and peak performance consulting firm. He worked for Project HOPE, an international health nonprofit headquartered in northern Virginia, as Regional Director of Latin America and the Caribbean. And for nearly 15 years he also worked for the Academy for Educational Development, directing USAID and UN projects in education, with a special focus on educational and learning technologies and girls’ education.

Additionally, Steven trained health volunteers for the Humanitarian Services unit of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was part of a four person technical team directing a health services project in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras and the Philippines. Steven has lived abroad in Spain, Nigeria, Guatemala, Djibouti, and Costa Rica and has worked in over 40 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

He speaks Spanish and French and has a M.A. in International Relations from Brigham Young University. He is an avid runner/marathoner and enjoys reading, writing, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

The Institute looks forward to the energy, enthusiasm and extensive experience that Steven will bring to the team.


About the Institute of International Education

The Institute of International Education is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. An independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1919, IIE has a network of 19 offices and affiliates worldwide and over 1,200 member institutions. IIE designs and implements programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government agencies, foundations, and corporations. IIE also conducts policy research and program evaluations, and provides advising and counseling on international education and opportunities abroad.

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