UWC-USA Announces New Associate Head of School

UWC-USA is pleased to announce that Andrew Mahlstedt will be joining the school in Montezuma this summer as our associate head of school.

Andrew brings a wide range of experiences to bear on this appointment at UWC-USA. He has served on the U.S. Selection Committee, has worked at other UWCs (Mostar and Mahindra), and currently serves as a senior consultant for global national committee development with the UWC International Office.

“I am so pleased to bring Andrew Mahlstedt forward as our Associate Head of School beginning summer 2023,” said UWC-USA President Victoria Mora. “Andrew’s energy, experience, and understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing UWC-USA promise to make him a wonderful addition to the entire community.”

For his part, a new role at UWC-USA feels like a kind of homecoming for Andrew. “I first visited UWC-USA as a researcher for my M.A. in 2003, and then went annually as a member of the U.S. Selection Committee from 2008 to 2013, but it had been ten years since I had been back. The opportunity to meet different groups of faculty and staff, an always-dynamic group of students, to go for a walk out to the farm, and just to step into the Dwan Light Sanctuary and dip in the hot springs on my way out reminded me of why I wanted so much to be a part of UWC-USA again. Everyone was warm and welcoming, but also sharp and challenging — the balance along that edge is critical to mission-driven, aspirational communities.”

We look forward to welcoming Andrew back to Montezuma in June.

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