• Associate Vice President for Global Engagement
Assistant Name: Tommie Ward
Assistant Email: tdward@tamu.edu
Assistant Phone: 979-847-9351
Holly Hudson, professional photo


  • Dr. Holly Hudson serves as the Associate Vice President for Global Engagement. In this capacity, she provides leadership and oversight of the new Global Engagement department working across the University to promote, support and ensure the execution of Texas A&M's global strategic plan.

    Dr. Hudson has worked in International Education for two decades and has emerged as a leader in the field, holding memberships and serving in various roles in the Association of International Education Administrators, NAFSA: Association of International Education, the Forum on Education Abroad, and Diversity Abroad. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for International Studies Abroad and as Chair of NAFSA's Education Abroad Regulatory Practice Financial Aid Subcommittee.

    She earned a Master of Science in Economic Development with an emphasis on International Development from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Alabama.

    Dr. Hudson came to Texas A&M in 2018 as the Executive Director of Education Abroad, where she successfully led initiatives to improve campus relations, create organizational efficiencies, and elevate Education Abroad. Her primary responsibilities included policy and program development, safety and risk management, and strategic planning. She advocates for access, equity and inclusion in education abroad and frequently presents regionally and nationally on topics such as risk management, diversity and inclusion, and partnership and program development.