Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sat 24 Jul - Thu 29 Jul, 2004
(Session 419)

Patti Peterson Patti Peterson (Co-Chairperson)

Country/Region: USA

Council for International Exchange of Scholars

Executive Director, Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Washington, DC

Most Recently Attended: (1998)
Higher Education Reform: An Assessment

Biography:
Patti PETERSON (Co-Chair) is executive director of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) and vice president of the Institute of International Education (IIE), New York, USA. CIES, which administers the Fulbright Scholar Program and other higher education programs, is part of IIE which has developed partnerships between the public and private sectors to sponsor programs in education, science and technology, business, the environment and the arts. From 1996 to 1998, she was senior fellow at Cornell University's Institute for Public Affairs, Ithaca, New York, where her work focused primarily on the nonprofit sector and its role in shaping public policy in the United States and abroad. Dr. Peterson holds the title president emerita at Wells College and St. Lawrence University, two Liberal Arts institutions in the state of New York, where she held presidencies from 1980 to 1996. She has served as chair of the United States-Canada Commission for Educational Exchange, the American Council on Education's Commission on Academic Leadership and the Public Leadership Education Network. Dr. Peterson is also former president of the Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York. She speaks and publishes in the areas of public policy, the nonprofit sector and higher education in the United States and abroad. Dr. Peterson is an alumna of the second plenary of the Universities Project, Higher Education Reform: An Assessment in 1998.