MHC names international admission director.

Amy E. Markham, associate dean of admission and director of international admission

By Emily Harrison Weir

Mount Holyoke College has long been known as a diverse and inclusive community, with talented students and faculty from all over the world.

The College’s new associate dean of admission and director of international admission, Amy E. Markham, aims to build on that history and spread Mount Holyoke’s appeal to even more students around the globe.

“Mount Holyoke is so fortunate to welcome Amy, a nationally known and highly respected international recruitment specialist,” said Gail Berson, vice president for enrollment and dean of admission. “Amy’s experience travelling the world—in addition to the relationships she has with college counselors globally—will help Mount Holyoke build a strong international admission program over the coming years.”

Markham comes to MHC with nearly three decades of admission experience at Wheaton College. She said Mount Holyoke also appealed to her dedication to the liberal arts and to women’s education.“

During my initial years in admission, Wheaton was a women’s college, so the opportunity to return to that environment at MHC feels special,” said Markham.

Although Markham mainly recruited students internationally, one of her US areas of responsibility was western Massachusetts. She also grew up in the Berkshires.

“I know all the roads to western Massachusetts high schools inside and out, backward and forward,” she said. “I love this area.”

Markham begins her tenure this fall with recruiting trips to Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Back on campus, she plans to build on Mount Holyoke’s international admission connections and learn more about where new ones might be forged.

Markham also expects to speak with current international students about their experiences at MHC, and later, to seek volunteers to help recruit additional students from their countries.

She is active in numerous organizations for admission professionals, and cofounded a listserv and annual conference—International Expendables—where colleagues share best practices and ideas.

“I am confident that her impressive skills, knowledge, and connections as a consummate admission professional will advance the College’s global network immeasurably,” Berson said.

Join MHC’s international community. Here’s the first step.