Dr. Annagene Yucas
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Angi heads CAPA’s Global Academic Management team which is comprised of the academic directors across all CAPA programs. She is responsible for the implementation and compliance of CAPA’s academic policies and procedures, as well as curriculum development. Her top priority is maintaining a high standard of academic quality in CAPA programs, conducting annual program assessments and five-year comprehensive, onsite reviews. She also serves as CAPA’s liaison to the Academic Advisory Board and the Schools of Record. Angi has worked closely with CAPA since the early ‘90s when, as the Director of Study Abroad at the University of Pittsburgh, she first developed an institutional relationship with the organization. Having built several programs with CAPA over the years, Angi has an excellent understanding of the organization’s mission, sites, and program models.
Angi has served on the advisory boards of several education abroad organizations, has held leadership positions in the Pennsylvania Council for International Education and NAFSA Regions VIII and IX. She is currently a member of three committees of the Forum on Education Abroad, is a QUIP Peer Reviewer and an Assessor for the Forum’s Certification Program. She has taught courses on intercultural communication, leadership development, journal writing, and mythology and modern literature.
Angi has enjoyed an outstanding career in international education spanning more than 30 years. She possesses comprehensive knowledge of education abroad programming and assessment, student advising, campus and community life in the U.S., national outreach, fundraising and scholarship resources, standards of good practice, relevant legal issues, and effective crisis management practice. She holds a Ph.D. and an MA in Comparative Literature from Pennsylvania State University, a BA in English and French Literature from the University of Pittsburgh, and has recently completed an MS in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Pittsburgh.