Kimberly A. Cahill, Director, Center for Global Leadership, Villanova School of Business
Kim joined VSB in January 2012 to accept a new position as director of the Center for Global Leadership. The Center promotes three core ideals: cross-cultural awareness, ethical international business relationships, and responsible global leadership. Her role is to execute, direct, organize, and support the development of CGL initiatives including academic programs, events, relationship management, public relations, fund-raising, grant development, fiscal management, and communications involving a varied set of cross-college and external stakeholders.
Prior to joining Villanova, Kim served as the Director for the Institute of Global Management Studies and Temple CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research) and as Managing Editor of the Journal of International Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University.
Kim has been in the field of international education for nearly 20 years and has secured and managed nearly $5 million in grant awards. In 2010, she was appointed to the MidAtlantic District Export Council by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke for a four year term. She was recognized as a VIP and Top Female Professional by the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives and is the 2008 recipient of the Musser Award for Excellence in Leadership at the Fox School of Business.
While at Temple, she oversaw the nationally ranked (Top 10) undergraduate International Business major, IB research initiatives and outreach activities, while also serving as the Managing Editor for the Journal of International Management, an emerging quarterly IB journal. She managed, developed, and advised study abroad opportunities and international internships for business students and administered the Certificates of Specialization combining area studies, IB, and language, for business and liberal arts students. Under her leadership, study abroad by business students increased 1,000 percent.
Kim also served as the Office Manager and International Programs Coordinator for the Organizational Dynamics Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She managed Penn faculty, on-site academic advisors, and program coordinators associated with a series of international programs located in Europe, Latin America and Asia. She designed and implemented program-specific intercultural and sensitivity training, curriculum development and pedagogy. Prior to that, Kim was Assistant Director of inlingua, a full service international training center offering language instruction, translation, interpreting, and intercultural services. She has taught English as a Second Language and has several years experience in global sales. She has studied, lived, and traveled in more than 30 countries across five continents, is proficient in French, and aspires to improve her basic Spanish language skills.
Kim was a founding board member and Vice President of Domestic Violence HELP, a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the incidence of domestic violence through Healthcare consultation, Education, Legal systems advocacy and by Promoting awareness, with an emphasis on the healthcare response to domestic violence.
Kim earned an MS in International Business and Culture from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in International Relations from Bucknell University. As an undergraduate, she spent a semester abroad at Université Francois Rabelais, Tours, France.