After more than four decades in the field, Ann Kuhlman retired at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year from her position as Executive Director of the Yale University’s Office of International Students and Scholars. Prior to Yale, Ann Kuhlman served for 22 years as the Associate Director of Office of International Programs at the University of Pennsylvania. She got her start in the international education field in the mid-1970’s when she joined a small NAFSA staff at 1860 19th Street. That introduction to NAFSA has fueled and sustained her professional activities for the duration of her career. Throughout those 40+ years of supporting and advocating for international students and scholars, Ann has been an active leader and supporter of NAFSA, serving in numerous regional and national roles, including national conference chair, board member and chair of the now retired NAFSA Region IX. She also helped launch new NAFSA initiatives, one of which was the foundation of the now very robust training program. Kuhlman was a frequent presenter on both immigration and staff development topics and served as a mentor to many. Her contributions to the field were recognized with NAFSA bestowing the Homer Higbee Award in 2001, and at Yale her support of and advocacy for the international student and scholar community was recognized with the Linda Lorimer Award for Distinguished Service in 2020. Recently Kuhlman has extended her support of international educational exchange through service on the boards of Education Matter Africa, which supports the USAP Community School in Zimbabwe, and the board of Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) of which she is the current chair.