Joan Fallon | November 21, 2016
Ray Offenheiser, a widely known nonprofit leader and innovator with a broad range of international development experience in Asia, Africa and Latin America, will join the University of Notre Dame faculty as Distinguished Professor of the Practice and as the inaugural director of the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) in the new Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs.
Offenheiser has served as CEO and president of Oxfam America for the past 20 years. Under his leadership, Oxfam America has grown eightfold and has positioned itself as an influential voice on international development, human rights and governance, humanitarianism and foreign assistance.
“Ray Offenheiser’s appointment is a game-changer for the Keough School and Notre Dame,” said Scott Appleby, Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School. “He brings to students, faculty and partners more than 35 years of experience working with major foundations, nonprofits, government, the private sector and the media on a wide range of public policy issues.