Maria Mercedes Salmon named director of Mexico City Global Center

Author: Cory Hankins

Notre Dame International is excited to announce that Maria Mercedes Salmon has been appointed director of the University of Notre Dame’s Global Center in Mexico.

In this role, Mercedes Salmon will work with Notre Dame’s students, faculty, and community of alumni, parents, and partners to prioritize continual and accessible international education, through supporting innovative, meaningful, and impactful academic exchanges and research and building and maintaining strategic partnerships. Under her leadership, Notre Dame aims to enhance its global exchange and research initiatives, academic leadership, and footprint in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and beyond.

In her previous role as the Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) for Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, she and her team of 55 EducationUSA advisers, 19 U.S. embassies and consulates, and 50+ host institutions throughout 25 countries, established a consistent environment for higher education internationalization between the United States and an extremely socio-economically diverse sub-region of the Americas.

Prior to assuming REAC responsibilities, she was the EducationUSA country coordinator and Fulbright Foreign Student program officer at the Fulbright Commission in Ecuador for 10 years, and its acting executive director. She holds a Licenciatura en Gestión Empresarial Internacionals from Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil and a master of arts in International Affairs from Ohio University, where she attended as a Fulbright grantee.

The Notre Dame Global Center is part of NDI’s global network, which includes twelve international locations in Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, Kylemore Abbey (western Ireland), London, Mumbai, Nairobi, Rome, Santiago, and São Paulo.  

Learn more about Notre Dame’s work in Mexico.