Kim Cahill Awarded Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant; Villanova continues as one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars

Kim Cahill

VILLANOVA, Pa. - Kim Cahill, the Villanova School of Business (VSB) director of the Center for Global Leadership, has been selected to receive a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant and participate in the 2015 Fulbright Seminar for U.S. Administrators in International Education in Germany from October 10 – 24, 2015.

This grant will allow Cahill to serve as an educational ambassador and increase VSB’s engagement with Germany’s academic partnerships and international internship opportunities thus strengthening VSB’s Center for Global Leadership which promotes cross-cultural awareness, ethical international business relationships, and responsible global leadership.

“I am thrilled and honored to have been chosen for the Fulbright program,” said Cahill. “Providing transformative experiences for students and educators through international education is my mission. Participating in the Fulbright program will enhance my professional effectiveness and observing the German higher education system, culture and society will enrich my global competencies in order to better serve Villanova’s stakeholders.”

“Kim will be a tremendous ambassador, and this award highlights her passion for and dedication to international education,” said Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, The Helen and William O’Toole Dean of VSB. “We are excited to implement her key learnings when she returns so we can offer even more exceptional services to our students and faculty.”

Cahill has served as the director of the Center for Global Leadership since 2012, as the managing editor for the Journal of World Business since 2014, and has been involved in international education for more than 20 years. Prior to joining VSB, she served for nearly a decade as director of the Institute of Global Management Studies and Center for International Business Education and Research at Temple University. She also coordinated international initiatives for a Master of Science program at University of Pennsylvania and taught English as a second language for five years at inlingua. Additionally, she was appointed to the MidAtlantic District Export Council by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce in 2010 for a four-year term that was recently renewed through 2018.

Cahill earned her bachelor’s degree in international relations from Bucknell University, and her master’s degree in organization dynamics with a specialization in international business and culture from University of Pennsylvania.

About Fulbright International Education Administrators Program: The International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. Grantees have the opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system as well as establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues. Grantees return with enhanced ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective study-abroad students.

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) is ranked #24 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to six Centers of Excellence (the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Marketing & Public Policy Research, the Center for the Study of Church Management & Business Ethics and the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Center) with each center designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and teaching opportunities for business faculty. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit business.villanova.edu.

About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. For more, visit www.villanova.edu.