Kathleen Fairfax

Assistant Vice President for International Affairs and Outreach, South Dakota State University


Kathleen is assistant vice president for international affairs and outreach at South Dakota State University, where she oversees all international, online, continuing, and extended education programs. Previously, Kathleen served as vice provost for global education at Arizona State University; directed study abroad programs at Michigan State University, Purdue University, Southwestern University, and DePauw University; and also served as a foreign service officer.

Kathleen holds a master’s degree in political science and international relations from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from DePauw University.

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