Dr. Meredith Henderson provides leadership, oversight, and strategic direction to the organization. She is responsible for building and leading local and global collaborative efforts that optimize North Carolina’s global engagement to enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for all North Carolinians.
Meredith oversees and leads the development and execution of programs for educators, policy, community and business leaders and serves as a liaison to Go Global NC’s board and partners.
She is a member of the N.C. Coalition for Global Competitiveness, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition North Carolina Advisory Committee, and serves on NAFSA’s Professional Competencies Working Group, as the Intercultural Communication and Training (ICT) Network Leader for the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community (TLSkc) with NAFSA, and is a member of NAFSA’s Trainer Corps.
Meredith has served in roles of increasing responsibility at Go Global NC since 1999. Her experience includes leading and organizing programs to Mexico, Netherlands, Ghana, Sweden, New Zealand, India, Ireland, China, Denmark, Finland, Singapore, Germany, Japan, Malaysia and South Africa. Meredith has collaborated with East Carolina University to present a conference on best education practices for new Latino/Hispanic students in North Carolina, drawing on experiences and findings of educators who participated in Go Global NC programs to Mexico; and has presented at numerous state, national, and international conferences including co-presenting at the International Transformative Learning Conference on the use of dialogue groups to enhance learning.
Meredith earned her Ed.D. in Adult and Community College Education and a Master of Technology for International Development/Sociology from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in French Studies from Mount Holyoke College. Meredith studied and worked in France and Canada, respectively, and has a personal goal of joining the Travelers’ Century Club for people who have visited 100 or more countries and territories.