Assistant Director of Global Affairs and Engagement
Ruth Levenkron serves as Manager for International Programs and Operations in the Office for Global Engagement at the University of Rochester (UR). Serving under the supervision and direction of the Associate Provost for Global Engagement, she provides leadership, guidance, and advice related to the development and management of the full spectrum of student mobility programs housed in schools and units across the institution. She liaises with institutional stakeholders to identify needs and she helps to develop frameworks, processes, policies, and practices for use and implementation across the institution, connecting and developing resources where necessary. Her main responsibilities include oversight of services related to visiting and sponsored students; supporting and overseeing where necessary educational programs abroad; and providing support for new high-level initiatives.
Previously, she worked for an international development contracting firm in Washington, D.C. She supported a portfolio of multimillion-dollar projects across Asia funded by the U.S. government that focused on economic development and political stability. She has extensive international experience having studied and worked abroad. She has also worked with refugees through an international aid organization in New York City, and for a non-governmental organization in South Africa. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College and an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University.