Published: March 14, 2016

Anthony Ogden appointed executive director of education abroad and exchanges

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International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University has named Anthony Ogden as executive director of education abroad and exchanges, effective May 16.

In this role, Ogden will lead MSU’s Office of Study Abroad and provide strategic leadership to the university as MSU seeks to build upon its legacy of excellence in education abroad and international exchange.

A recognized leader in international education, MSU offers one of the largest catalogs of education abroad programs, with more than 275 academic programs in more than 60 countries, on all continents. MSU has been ranked in the top 10 for education abroad participation for more than a decade, and is one of only four institutions in the U.S. ranked in the top 10 for both education abroad participation and international student enrollment.

“Over the years, MSU has built a strong foundation and an outstanding reputation for our international education programs and services,” said Steven Hanson, associate provost and dean of international studies and programs. “I am confident that Dr. Ogden’s experience, track record of success and innovative vision will solidify our position among the nation’s elite universities for education abroad.”

A career international educator, Ogden is a national leader in education abroad and exchanges, widely respected for his knowledge of research and scholarship, program design and development and outcomes assessment.

He is currently the executive director, education abroad and exchanges at the University of Kentucky, where he provides oversight in the administration of all education abroad and exchange programming for the university. Under his leadership, participation more than doubled and student participation is more representative of the student body than ever before.

Ogden successfully transitioned the education abroad office from having a budget loss to a revenue-generating unit with a budget surplus. Previously, he served in education abroad leadership positions at The Pennsylvania State University and in Japan, as the director of the Tokyo Center of the Institute for the International Education of Students.

“I am thrilled to be moving to MSU,” Ogden said. “It will be an honor to serve MSU in this capacity and to work in close partnership with Dr. Hanson, the ISP team and MSU faculty and staff to refine existing programming and develop new initiatives that respond to current global affairs and trends in international education.”

Ogden earned his bachelor’s degree from Berea College, a master’s degree in international and intercultural management at the SIT Graduate Institute and his Ph.D. at The Pennsylvania State University in educational theory and policy with a dual title in comparative and international education.

Ogden has numerous publications to his credit, including the new book, “International higher education’s scholar-practitioners: Bridging research and practice.” He also recently published a new monograph with the Association of International Education Administrators that attempts to establish a research agenda for education abroad.

Anthony Ogden has been named executive director of education abroad and exchanges, effective May 16.

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