Mary Dando has been the Director of Study Abroad since 2007. She has worked in OIE since 1997 and entered the study abroad field in 1977. Mary oversees program development, evaluations, risk assessment, crisis response, scholarships, curriculum integration, alumni relations and campus outreach as it relates to study abroad programs and campus internationalization. Mary has served in many capacities in NAFSA: Association of International Educators: the Region II SECUSSA representative, a coach NAFSA Academy, a co-chair of the NAFSA EA Subcommittee on Student Visas, and as a member of the EA Marketing Policies Practice subcommittee. Mary has an M.A. in History from the University of Kansas, an M.A. in English from then University of Nebraska, Omaha and a B.A. in English, French and History from the University of Kansas.