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Katie Bowler Young

Interim Senior Director for Global Partnership and Programs

Global Partnership and Programs

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Katie Bowler Young is Interim Senior Director for Global Partnership and Programs in the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs. Since 2011, she has led partnerships, including external relationships with universities and organizations, and academic, co-curricular, and cultural programs. Young and her team are responsible for international agreements; communications; events; grant-writing; and aspects of operations, risk management, and issue management. She is also senior editor of Carolina Passport, a magazine produced through an internship program in her office.

Young has been a stalwart supporter of faculty and graduate students in global programs and partnerships, creating opportunities for international scholarship and research while also securing additional funding for graduate students. Additionally, Young has developed and implemented undergraduate international education programs and extended the University’s partnerships around the world. She is also Carolina’s liaison for the UNC-King’s College London Strategic Alliance, a partnership that includes more than 20 areas of study and research.

In 2019, Young received a Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrator award. During her tenure, NAFSA: Association of International Educators awarded UNC the 2016 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for its Galápagos Science Center, a collaboration with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador.

Young was previously Assistant Dean for Communications at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she was editor of Carolina Law magazine. Prior, she led communications at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, where she was editor of the award-winning Global Health magazine. She has earned awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, the American Public Health Association, and the American Association of Port Authorities.

Young is a member of the advisory board of the Organization of Women in International Trade, Triangle Chapter. She is also a member of the North Carolina Coalition for Global Competitiveness and co-chairs its Partnerships and Communications subcommittee.

She is the author of Enrique Alférez: Sculptor (The Historic New Orleans Collection, forthcoming), Through Water with Ease (Louisiana Literature Press, 2019), and State Street (Bull City Press, 2009).

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