Michael E. Pippenger was appointed vice president and associate provost for internationalization at Notre Dame in 2016.
As a member of the President’s Leadership Council and an officer of the university, Pippenger leads Notre Dame International, the centralized office for the university’s global strategy. With a team of 130 people around the world, he oversees international students, scholars, and study abroad, supports global faculty research, and runs Notre Dame’s Gateways in Beijing, Dublin, London, Jerusalem and Rome, and Centers in Hong Kong, Mexico City, Mumbai, Santiago de Chile, and Sao Paulo, and Kylemore Abbey in western Ireland. A member of the Provost’s cabinet, Pippenger chairs the university committee on internationalization and serves on the board of the University of Notre Dame in England.
Before coming to Notre Dame, Pippenger worked for a decade at Columbia University in New York, where as Dean of Undergraduate Global Programs, he served on the senior leadership team for Columbia College and on the senior staff of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. He joined Columbia from New York University, where he was Director of Scholarship Programs in the College of Arts and Science. Prior to that, he was 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 earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English literature from Indiana University Bloomington, where he was an award-winning teacher and a Fulbright Scholar to Australia. He has taught literature at NYU, City College of New York, and in the Glynn Family Honors Program at Notre Dame. He serves on the board of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association and is an active member of his neighborhood organization in South Bend.