The IIE Executive Leadership Team pose together in our offices in New York.

IIE Elevates Jonah Kokodyniak to Executive Vice President

NEW YORK, April 3, 2024 – The Institute of International Education (IIE), the non-partisan world leader in international educational exchange, scholar rescue, and steward of prestigious programs such as the Fulbright Scholarships on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, proudly announces the promotion of longstanding Executive Team member Jonah Kokodyniak to the role of Executive Vice President, Program Development and Partner Services.

With over 15 years of dedicated service to IIE, Jonah has become an indispensable asset to the organization’s executive echelon. Throughout his tenure, Jonah has spearheaded the inception of groundbreaking educational initiatives in collaboration with prominent multinational corporations, private foundations, and various U.S. government entities alongside international counterparts.

Dr. Allan Goodman, Chief Executive Officer of IIE, remarked, “Jonah’s unwavering commitment to IIE’s mission of fostering international education has been exemplary. I eagerly anticipate his ongoing contributions to the Office of the CEO, our esteemed executive team, and the broader IIE community. With his continued guidance, I am confident in our capacity to forge new partnerships and effect transformative change through inclusive, enduring educational exchanges.”

In his expanded role, Jonah will retain leadership over several critical domains within the Institute, including Corporate and Foundation Programs, Program Development and Proposal Management, Research, Evaluation and Learning, as well as oversight of IIE’s offices in China, India, Thailand, and Mexico. Additionally, he will continue to serve on the board of the Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF), playing a pivotal role in expanding IIE’s initiatives supporting refugee and displaced students. Notable among these efforts are the establishment of IIE’s Odyssey Scholarship, the Qatar Scholarship for Afghanistan Project, and IIE’s response initiatives in Ukraine.

Jonah Kokodyniak, Senior Vice President, Program Development & Partner Services, IIE

“It is truly inspiring to collaborate daily with the talented and dynamic team members at IIE who share a collective commitment to addressing global challenges through international education,” expressed Jonah. “I am deeply honored to assume greater responsibilities within the organization and eagerly anticipate our ongoing endeavors to extend the reach of our mission, preserve our prestigious scholarships and fellowships, and collaborate with our valued sponsors and donors to pioneer new initiatives that advance accessibility to higher education.”

Jonah Kokodyniak holds an M.A. with Honors from the New School for Social Research and a B.A. from the University of Vermont. He has augmented his academic credentials with training from esteemed institutions such as Columbia Business School, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the Center for Creative Leadership.

About the Institute of International Education
Established in 1919, IIE is a global not-for-profit that creates and implements international education programs, conducts research, and provides life-changing opportunities for students and scholars worldwide. IIE collaborates with a range of corporate, government and foundation partners across the globe to design and manage scholarship, study abroad, workforce training and leadership development programs. IIE has a network of 17 offices and affiliates worldwide and over 1,450 member institutions. Visit

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