Ingrid Schmidt

Assoc Vice Provost for External Relations and Development


Ingrid Schmidt is Associate Vice Provost for External Relations and Development in the Office of Global Engagement. Her primary role has been as director of study abroad at NC State, a role in which she served for over 21 of the 25 years she has been active in the field of international education. Her current focus is on growth in a range of strategic areas including international internships, the NC Japan Center, relationships with individual and corporate stakeholders, and fundraising and development to help ensure the success of NC State’s global initiatives. In addition to dramatically increasing program opportunities and enrollment levels in study abroad, her past work includes transitioning the office’s framework to a core focus on Curriculum Integration for study abroad; developing and launching the Global Perspectives Certificate, one of the first university-wide transcripted certificate programs for undergraduates; collaborating with the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity on an ACE grant to establish the “At Home in the World” program at NC State; leading the university’s engagement as a Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner with IIE; successfully competing for external and internal grants such as 100,000 Strong in the Americas, the French Embassy’s Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility Initiative, and a seed grant to revitalize the Cultural Correspondents K-12 outreach program; and serving on a variety of committees related to curricular policy and strategic planning. She earned her BA and MALS degrees in languages and literature from Wesleyan University, and her K-12 teacher certification in German and English from UNC-Chapel Hill.  Her extensive experience living and working abroad includes a four-year backpacking trip around the world, and she is the recipient of a variety of awards, including a 1998 Fulbright Grant for International Education Administrators, based in Japan.