Marigold Holmes

Assistant Director - Sponsored Student Programs

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Marigold S. Holmes currently serves as the Manager for Sponsored Student Programs in the Office of International Services.  In this role, she provides strategic leadership to international sponsored student programs for all OSU and INTO OSU programs, acts as a liaison between OSU/INTO OSU and foreign government sponsors, and assists sponsored international students to succeed in their educational sojourn at OSU. Marigold is also a member of the teaching faculty for the College Student Service Administration Program in the College of Liberal Arts. From 1997 to 2012, she worked at the Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (Fulbright Japan) in Tokyo. She has held various other positions in international recruitment and retention, student leadership development, graduate student success and academic advising at Oregon State University, Fulbright/EducationUSA Japan, and the University of Washington. She has given presentations on various topics related to international education at international conferences and has been invited as a guest lecturer at universities throughout Japan. Marigold earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Washington-Seattle and a Master of Science degree in College Student Service Administration (CSSA) from Oregon State University (OSU). She also holds a Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching from OSU. Marigold is bilingual and bicultural (Japanese-American) and is passionate about promoting mutual understanding through educational exchange. She enjoys experiencing world culture and foods, attending theatrical and musical performances, and taking strolls through nature.