Katherine Owen Richardson


Director of International Programs

Katherine Owen Richardson works for international education with both study abroad and international students.  Her responsibilities include coordinating and developing study abroad opportunities for Rhodes students; spearheading risk management efforts for faculty traveling with students; advising international students; and serving as the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO), overseeing immigration regulatory compliance for the college. Katherine′s abilities have been recognized by both Rhodes students and staff: she received the Advisor of the Year Award for 2005-06 and the Outstanding Administrator Award for 2003-04.

She is the chair of Memphis Rotary Club′s international committee, charged with sponsoring activities and educational opportunities for the city′s international students.  She is also an active member of the Committee of International Program Directors for the Associated Colleges of the South and was appointed to a task force for the consortium to draft best practices regarding risk management in study abroad.  She has served the professional association, NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, in several capacities, and is currently Past Chair of NAFSA’s Region VII and was a member of the national leadership team from 2004-06 for this 9000 member organization.

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