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Johns Hopkins SAIS Names Assistant Dean for Global Careers

The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) has announced the appointment of Michael McKenzie as Assistant Dean for Global Careers. He begins his new role on February 5, 2024.

An innovative leader in higher education and career development, McKenzie previously worked on the Career Services team at SAIS as senior associate director (2007-2012) and associate director (2004-2007). In these roles, he headed strategic planning and implementation of Career Services programs and managed employer and alumni relations.
McKenzie is returning to SAIS from his most recent role as senior consultant with Vantage Point Consulting, Inc., where he provided data strategy, analytics and business intelligence consulting services for higher education and workforce development clients, and led cross-functional teams with agile product and project management as well as workforce and higher education business development. Before Vantage Point Consulting, McKenzie served as managing director of career learning and experience at George Washington University’s Center for Career Services.
“We were highly impressed by Michael’s experience as a strong career development leader who also has a firsthand understanding of our school’s culture of excellence, said SAIS Dean James B. Steinberg. “I look forward to working with him as he provides the vision to advance our commitment to enhancing the career success of SAIS students across our three locations, Washington, D.C., Bologna, Italy, and Nanjing, China, and throughout our global network.”
“I am very thrilled to return to SAIS,” McKenzie said. “I deeply respect the school’s dedication to providing its students with outstanding opportunities that prepare them to launch successful careers, and I look forward to building on this remarkable record of accomplishments.”
McKenzie received a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from the University of North Dakota, as well as two master’s degrees from the University of Denver: in Higher Education Administration, and in International & Intercultural Communication.

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For eight decades, students have come to the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) to learn from renowned faculty and distinguished policy practitioners, build their professional networks, and gain hands-on work experience. The school was founded in 1943 by Paul H. Nitze and Christian A. Herter, statesmen who sought to prepare the next generation of leaders to meet the complex challenges the U.S. and the world would face following World War II. A distinguished faculty of scholars and policy experts developed an innovative curriculum that emphasized international politics, economics, and foreign languages. That program, combined with skills training and experiential learning, helped prepare students to make a difference in government, civil society, and the private sector. In 1955, SAIS established a campus in Bologna, Italy, and in 1986 the school initiated one of the first Western university programs in the People’s Republic of China in Nanjing.
Today, SAIS carries on this tradition, preparing students for the emerging challenges of the 21st century. Johns Hopkins SAIS alumni number more than 20,000 graduates, a network of professionals working across the globe. From private-sector executives to entrepreneurs, leaders of nongovernmental organizations to ambassadors, and international media correspondents to energy consultants, SAIS alumni are defined by their innovative thinking, analytical approach, and policy expertise. They are leaders in their fields, lifelong students committed to the betterment of the world.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2024