Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalization

Michael E. Pippenger

Michael Pippenger was appointed vice president and associate provost for internationalization at Notre Dame in 2016. He is charged with advising University leadership on global strategies and overseeing Notre Dame International, which broadens Notre Dame’s international culture, programs, reach, and reputation through study abroad, expanded international research, international collaborative projects, and strategic relationships with global partners. He also directs the ongoing academic and operational development of Notre Dame’s Global Gateways.

Before coming to Notre Dame, Pippenger was dean of undergraduate global programs at Columbia University in New York. He served on the senior leadership team for the Columbia College, on the senior staff of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and worked closely with the School of General Studies.

As dean of undergraduate global programs, Pippenger merged and restructured two offices from different university divisions to create a centralized office for undergraduate global education. Concurrently serving as assistant vice president for international education, he led 22 study abroad programs worldwide and collaborated closely with Columbia’s eight Global Centers; other responsibilities included assisting Columbia faculty in securing internal and external funding for global research. Pippenger served at Columbia since 2006, previously holding the positions of associate dean of fellowships programs and study abroad and associate dean of academic affairs in the university’s Columbia College.

Pippenger joined Columbia from New York University, where he had been director of scholarship programs in the College of Arts and Science. In addition, he held positions as senior program officer and world area manager for the Asia/Pacific Fulbright Program at the Institute of International Education. A graduate of Carleton College, Pippenger holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English literature from Indiana University.