Director for Academic Strategy & Partnerships
Maggie Dankert serves as Director for Academic Strategy and Partnerships. In this new role, she will provide direct support for the strategic growth of NDI’s Gateway and Center programs, partnerships, and research to strengthen the University’s overall internationalization. She works closely with the University’s colleges, schools, and other divisions to discern from their faculty, staff and students what projects, programs, and initiatives should come into being through partnership with NDI, including its Global Gateways and Centers.
Maggie has more than a decade of experience in the administration of international higher education. Before coming to Notre Dame, she served as the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at an American university in Kuwait and Director of Campus Administration and Student Support at an international branch campus in Uzbekistan. She has also lived in Nepal, South Korea, and Japan.
Maggie earned her bachelors in cultural anthropology from the University of South Carolina and her masters in Management and Leadership from Webster University.