Dimeji Togunde was named dean of the Gordon-Zeto Center for Global Education and professor of international studies at Spelman College in Atlanta. The center is funded by a $17 million anonymous gift received by the college in 2008. The new center will coordinate all of the college’s international efforts including the recruitment of foreign students and study abroad programs for Spelman students.
Dr. Togunde held the John S. Ludington Endowed Chair in the social sciences at Albion College in Michigan. Professor Togunde holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and a Ph.D. in developmental sociology from Cornell University.