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Kory Saunders

Assistant Director for Strategic Marketing, Diversity & Inclusion

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Group Programs

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Kory M. Saunders (she,her,hers) is a lifelong learner of culture and has a keen interest in the connection we as people share between each other and the cultures in which we live. Kory has worked in Fortune 500 companies in international marketing but realized her passion lies in coupling her international marketing and branding expertise with her love of culture and student development. She specializes in the areas of education abroad, diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as programming in global higher education. She is currently the Assistant Director for Strategic Marketing, Diversity, & Inclusion at North Carolina State University. Kory manages the short term programs in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. Her current regional portfolio includes the Americas, South Africa, Germany, the Netherlands, and Austria. 

Kory was also a 2020 finalist for the Diversity Abroad, Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education Rising Star Award. Kory graduated from Hampton University with a B.S. in Marketing and B.A. in Spanish. She earned an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a M.A. in International Business (International Marketing) from the University of Valencia in Spain.

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