President Shank Joins World Affairs Council Board

Marymount University President Matthew D. Shank has been elected to the board of directors of the World Affairs Council – Washington, D.C. The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization is dedicated to expanding awareness of geopolitical, business, environmental and societal issues.

“The three pillars of Marymount University’s education foundation are intellectual curiosity, service to others and a global perspective,” said Dr. Shank. “And these tie directly to the World Affairs Council’s global education mission priorities. Through my board service I intend to advance a mutually beneficial strategic partnership between Marymount and the World Affairs Council – Washington, D.C., that will enhance our ability to provide a global perspective to our American international student body.”

Rick Knop, managing member at FedCap Partners, Virginia, was also elected to the board. Knop said fostering the development of a new generation of global citizens is vital to America’s success in an increasingly diverse, multicultural and interconnected global economy.

“The World Affairs Council – Washington, D.C., is committed to educating American students, teachers and the public about America, our world and the global community,” said Edie Fraser, chairwoman of the board. “I am delighted to welcome a distinguished educator, Matt Shank, and to welcome back an accomplished international business leader, Rick Knop, to help our board advance the WAC-D.C. mission priorities.”