SAI is pleased to announce that Dr. Edna Farace Wilson has been appointed to the new position of Vice President, Academic Affairs. Dr. Wilson joins SAI after serving as Dean of University College and Associate Vice President of Global Relations and Community Engagement for Fairfield University where she provided a vision and leadership for all aspects of global education.
An accomplished academic leader, Dr. Wilson developed and expanded study abroad programs at three universities and was instrumental in furthering international research and faculty scholarship in over 40 locations worldwide. At SAI, Dr. Wilson will work closely with U.S. and international universities to identify ways SAI can meet the academic needs of students and will develop collaborative programs with faculty from participating universities. Dr. Wilson’s role will be to strengthen relationships with colleges and universities to promote and advance their goals and objectives pertinent to education and engagement in a global economy.
Dr. Wilson adds, “I am excited to join the SAI team because SAI understands the needs and interests of students and their families, and recognizes the value in working closely with faculty for greater curricular integration and enhancement of their students’ educational experiences while abroad. I look forward to applying my knowledge and skills to a new setting. I am eager to work on collaborative projects in international research, service learning, academic internships and intensive immersion experiences.”
The appointment of Dr. Wilson is the next step in SAI’s commitment to providing quality programs that reflect academic integrity. Dr. Wilson will work with SAI staff to promote study abroad as an integral part of shaping the lives of students, intellectually, academically and culturally.