Publication Date: January 12, 2016
Publication Location: WASHINGTON
Contact: Kathryn Schoenberger   |   [email protected]

World Learning has named Carol Jenkins as president of World Learning’s global development and exchange programs, overseeing a portfolio with development operations in 22 countries and professional, academic and youth exchanges with more than 140 countries. Ms. Jenkins joined World Learning in 2007, most recently serving as the executive vice president for global development.

“We are delighted to have Carol step forward into the role of president of World Learning,” said Donald Steinberg, Chief Executive Officer of World Learning, Inc., which encompasses the entirety of the organization’s portfolio including the SIT Graduate Institute and SIT Study Abroad. “She has been a visionary leader in driving our efforts to empower a new generation of global citizens to build peace, prosperity, social justice and sustainable development.”

In her new role as president, Ms. Jenkins will also oversee the organization’s flagship youth program, The Experiment in International Living.  Dr. Aaron Morehouse remains Executive Director of The Experiment.

In his continuing role as CEO, Mr. Steinberg will focus on strategic direction, partnerships, and public outreach for both World Learning and the School for International Training, which includes the SIT Graduate Institute and SIT Study Abroad.

Under Ms. Jenkins’ leadership, World Learning’s development and exchange portfolio has seen an increase in revenue by more than 75 percent.  She guided the process of merging World Learning’s three development and exchange offices into one location, leveraging the contribution of more than 100 staff. In 2015, she launched the London-based World Learning Europe, to serve as a collaborative development partner, and engage European donors and other international counterparts.

Prior to joining World Learning, Ms. Jenkins was director of program development for International Medical Corps, where she managed a team of technical business development professionals to improve the quality of field programs and expand the coverage to project recipients. She also previously spent 12 years working for World Vision in humanitarian relief aid, including a posting in Southern Africa. Her technical area of development expertise is in food security and livelihood programming.

She has a B.A. in political science from Messiah College in Pennsylvania. She was a fellow at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at University of California, Los Angeles, in 2012 and a participant in the Leadership Program at the International Civil Society Center.