UMW Alumna Shares Experiences as U.S. Ambassador with Students

Rose McCartney Likins, the U.S. ambassador to Peru, visited the University of Mary Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Likins, a 1981 UMW graduate, met with international affairs and political science students and spoke to several classes during the trip.

Rose M. Likins ’81 will visit UMW on Sept. 19

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Likins has served as U.S. ambassador to Peru since August 2010. She was U.S. ambassador to El Salvador from August 2000 to June 2003 and was dean of the Foreign Service Institute’s School of Professional and Area Studies. Likins’ assignments have taken her across the world, including to posts in Mexico, Paraguay and Bulgaria.

In 2005, UMW named Likins a distinguished alumna and awarded her an honorary doctor of humane letters. The same year, she gave UMW’s undergraduate commencement address. Likins received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and international affairs.

For more information, contact Jack Kramer, distinguished professor of political science and international affairs, at jkramer@umw.edu.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.