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Two new associate directors for Institute for International Studies
STANFORD -- The Institute for International Studies has announced the appointment of two new associate directors. Evelyn Kelsey will join the institute as associate director for external affairs, and Jeffrey H. Wachtel will be the associate director for academic affairs, said Walter P. Falcon, director of the institute.
Kelsey currently is the university's director of foundation and corporate relations. She will continue in that role at 25 percent time. At the IIS, Kelsey will work with Falcon and with Bill Landreth, chairman of the Board of Visitors, to define strategies in public affairs and development for Stanford's international work.
Kelsey succeeds Brigitte Carnochan, who will leave the university in September to pursue a career in fine art photography.
After graduate work in English literature at the University of California-San Diego, Kelsey worked in publishing prior to beginning her career in development. Before coming to Stanford in 1986, she served as co- director and president of the Vanguard Public Foundation, a community foundation for social change. As director of Stanford's Foundation and Corporate Relations program, Kelsey planned and managed an $80 million annual program of support for Stanford's academic agenda from leading foundations and corporations. She will assume her post at IIS in early July.
Wachtel currently is associate dean and administrative director of the Stanford Continuing Studies Program and Summer Session. He will take over the former responsibilities of Nancy Okimoto, who became the institute's deputy director in March.
In his new role, Wachtel will focus primarily on management of the institute's academic program, assisting faculty in the development of new programs and overseeing appointments. He also will have executive responsibility for all administrative operations.
Wachtel received his undergraduate degree from Stanford in urban studies and psychology. After earning a Master of City Planning degree from UC-Berkeley and a law degree from the University of California-San Francisco, he returned to Stanford to work in the Office of Real Estate Programs. He left his position as managing director for real estate programs to help inaugurate the Continuing Studies Program in 1988. Wachtel will begin work at IIS in mid-July.
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