Ann Olsen Schodde

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Ann Olsen Schodde "has been involved in education and international relations for most of her professional career. She has held leadership positions in higher education and international non-profit organizations; consulting with more than 21 private foundations and government agencies, including the Stanley Foundation, World Food Prize Foundation, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, Sister Cities International, USAID, U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. Programs have been conducted in the US and throughout out the world involving two-way exchanges and in-country technical assistance and training.

"Familiar with the Washington world of international education and exchange, Schodde has served on national committees of the National Continuing Education Association, the Association of American Community Colleges and the National Council of International Visitors. She has worked with embassy staffs from over 60 countries.

"Schodde served as Executive Director of the Iowa Council for International Understanding and led the Association for International Practical Training Americans Abroad initiative. In addition, she directed two divisions of the College of Continuing Education at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She has also served as Vice President for Development at Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa, directing the college Foundation Board, federal legislation, international programs, grants and marketing departments.

"Schodde holds a BA degree in political Science and Speech from the University of Wisconsin and a M.Ed from Cornell University." [1]

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  1. Staff, U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy, accessed August 17, 2008.