The Global Gateway Network welcomes its second Director in its history today. Cathie Carrigan joins the IU Global team after nearly two decades of experience in international education across IU campuses. Her most recent work as Managing Director of International Programs with the Lily Family School of Philanthropy saw her lead the international dissemination of the Global Philanthropy Indices, which draw on contributions from research partners around the world to analyze the scale of the global giving landscape.
The global nature of philanthropy and her work with the Indices as well as her time in international affairs at IU’s Indianapolis campus brought Carrigan in contact with the Global Gateways regularly. Her academic pursuits also connected to the Gateways: she is one of twelve students in the United States to receive the China-U.S. Scholars Program Fellowship, a one-time initiative designed to fill the gap after the Fulbright Program in China was canceled in 2020. The IU China Gateway was a key resource during her month-long stay in the region.
“Having worked with IU Global Gateway Network colleagues in several capacities over the years, I am thrilled to move into this new role. I am excited to work with the teams across IU’s Gateway Offices, at OVPIA, and with colleagues across IU campuses to build new and strengthen existing relationships that support Indiana University’s 2030 strategic plan to advance student success and opportunity, transformative research and creativity, and service to Indiana and beyond,” Carrigan said.
Carrigan’s work focuses on public diplomacy and international research and exchange, with expertise on foreign gifts to U.S. universities. She brings deep experience with strategic planning, grant and contract management, revenue generation, and research dissemination, as well as working with international scholars and leaders across disciplines, sectors, and issue areas.
Interim Vice President for International Affairs Hilary Kahn welcomes Carrigan’s leadership for the Global Gateway Network. “Her long history as a colleague and leader in both international affairs and global philanthropy makes her uniquely suited to guide Indiana University’s international presence. I look forward to working with Cathie to expand IU’s impact around the world.”
Carrigan is currently a doctoral candidate in philanthropic studies, with a master’s degree in applied communication studies and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Indiana University.