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Notable returned Peace Corps Volunteers in Education.

  • Joe Acaba
    Joe Acaba

    Mission Specialist—Educator, NASA (Dominican Republic 1994-96)

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  • Charles Baquet,

    director of the Center for Intercultural & International Programs, Xavier University of Louisiana (Somalia 1965-67)

  • Tex Boggs,

    retired president of the WesternWyoming Community College System (Thailand 1962-64)

  • Leonel Castillo,

    co-founder of Houston International University (Philippines 1961-63)

  • Leon Dash,

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Swanlund Professor of Journalism, University of Illinois at Urbana (Kenya 1969-70)

  • Drew Days,

    Alfred M. Rankin professor of law at Yale Law School (Honduras 1967-69)

  • Brady J. Deaton,

    chancellor of the University of Missouri-Columbia (Thailand 1962-64)

  • Richard Detweiler,

    president of the Great Lakes College Association, former Hartwick College President (Federated States of Micronesia, 1968-1970)

  • George Drake,

    former president of Grinnell College (Lesotho 1991-93)

  • Thomas Gouttierre,

    dean of International Studies and Programs and director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies, University of Nebraska-Omaha (Afghanistan 1965-67)

  • John E. Greisberger,

    director, University of Michigan International Center (Afghanistan 1973-75)

  • Alan E. Guskin,

    distinguished University professor, PhD Program in Leadership and Change, University President Emeritus, Antioch University (Thailand 1961-1964)

  • Leo Higdon, Jr.,

    president of Connecticut College, former president of the College of Charleston (Malawi 1968-70)

  • James M. Kouzes,

    dean's executive professor of leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University (Turkey 1967-69)

  • Joann La Perla-Morales,

    president of Middlesex County College (Colombia 1968-70)

  • James Lyons Sr.,

    Maryland secretary of higher education (Ecuador 1966-67)

  • M. Peter McPherson
    M. Peter McPherson

    Chairman of the Board (Dow Jones & Co.) (Peru 1964-66)

    McPherson was also president of Michigan State University, which ranks among the top 25 universities with graduates serving in the Peace Corps.

  • Joyce Neu,

    "Team Leader" for a new United Nations Standby Team of Mediation Experts and founding executive director, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (Senegal 1972-74)

  • Jeswald Salacuse,

    Henry J. Braker professor of commercial law at Tufts University (Nigeria 1963-65)

  • Donna Shalala
    Donna Shalala

    President of the University of Miami (Iran 1962-64)

    You learn how to do a lot of things on your own, including paying attention to details. Of all the preparation in my life, [Peace Corps] was the best. You can drop me any place on Earth, and I could figure out a way to organize anybody. Washington Post November 17, 2010

  • Robert Trumble,

    professor of management, former dean of the VCU and Kent State Schools of Business, and director of the Labor Studies Center (Peru 1963-65)

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