Karen Gardenier

Karen Gardenier - Assistant Director of Global Academic Intiatives, Office of International Programs

Assistant Director, Global Academic Initiatives

(970) 491-0737

Job Responsibilities

Internationalizes CSU’s curriculum through a variety of student offerings and programs to support faculty. Coordinates International Development Studies faculty board and students, and manages International Education (IE) courses. Works with Peace Corps recruiting and Fulbright programs. Facilitates a winter break service-learning program to Nicaragua.


Orlando, Florida


B.A. Art History, Oberlin College (Ohio)
M.A. Art History, Northwestern University (Illinois)
Ph.D. Education and International Development Studies, Colorado State University

International Experience

Participated in an archeology excavation in Italy. Was a Peace Corps volunteer in Kyrgyzstan (2002-2004), where she worked for an international office and taught English at a regional university. While studying education here at CSU, she participated in summer school in Denmark with participants from all over Europe.

Favorite Aspect of CSU

The diverse group of students, staff, and faculty that she is able to meet and get to know through CSU.

International Initiatives staff