In Honor of Cassandra Pyle
The NAFSA International Education Award for Leadership and Collaboration honors the contributions of an international educator to international exchange on a global scale. This award extends NAFSA's recognition of international exchange efforts beyond the organization and the profession in the United States to include exchange work around the world. The Awardee will have had a lengthy commitment to the field as demonstrated by leadership positions in, and significant contributions to, organizations that foster international exchange. NAFSA welcomes nominations from the United States and from the international education community worldwide. Only one Leadership & Collaboration Award can be bestowed each year.
This award is given in honor of Cassandra Pyle, a leader in the field of international education and exchange for more than 25 years. Pyle served in positions at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, the American Council on Education, the Institute of International Education, and the University of Chicago. She served as president of NAFSA from 1978-79. Pyle also served on U.S. and international boards including the U.S. National Commission on UNESCO and the Council on Foreign Relations. She was well known worldwide as a champion of international relations and a leader in fostering better international understanding through collaboration.