WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Your guidance and advice on what to do and how to do it has always been critical to the Light Fellowship Program at Yale. [Between visits] you were working quietly and successfully to help others work through the transitions of thinking and working that have allowed this program to be brought to a reality.
— Timothy Light, President,
R.U. Light Foundation
As our Japanese visitors have left for the airport, I can finally take a moment to thank you for setting us off on such a wonderful note. As it turned out, every other visit we had [during our trip] invariably touched back on its link to Yale Center for International and Area Studies (YCIAS) in some way, and it became obvious how important that first morning was with you. [Our visitors] … said YCIAS won the prize for having the most lessons on organization and support structure.
— Kelly McLaughlin, Deputy Director
Center for International & Professional Experience
and Director of Outcomes Assessment
Our "Directed Independent Language Study" brings together major stakeholders on campus. With Nancy Ruther's vision and administrative agility, we bent the cost-curve to tap resources on campus and overseas. We created a flexible yet rigorous way students can master rare but important languages to use in field research and securing their dream job.
— Nelleke Van Deusen Scholl
Director, Center for Language Study
Nancy, thank you! You have been there from day 1 working hand in hand with us at the Embassy of France, energizing us all on both sides of the Atlantic to build new pathways for the students of community colleges and offer them the possibility of studying abroad. You are an asset to the program as an expert on the field, a committed educator and a creative program partner.
You have changed the lives of the students you helped send, made a real difference, one that was not offered to them before.
Attaché for Higher Education
The Embassy Of France In the US
Bravo for having completed a well designed, longitudinal and data-rich assessment of International Area and Foreign Language Studies (IAFL) at Yale. "High-Value Outcomes in International Education,” describing your assessment work at Yale is impressive. The work is very high quality compared with most of the research/assessment efforts related to international and global programming.
--Richard Edelstein, Research Associate
Center for Studies in Higher Education
University of California, Berkeley
When I became faculty leader of our Masters in International Relations at Yale, we needed to deepen faculty ties across the University and to add serious professional, policy content.
Nancy Ruther was the sparkplug for developing and implementing our new strategy. She created a new core course with case studies and role plays and engaged professors from many fields as case experts and judges for student presentations.
— Sylvia Maxfield, Dean
School of Business,
…you are our most enduring partner. Indeed, you have been with us since the start. With your dazzling leadership skills, your commitment and your energy, you are France’s precious ally and our dear friend.
— Antoine Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the Embassy of France to the United States
Nancy Ruther is an extraordinary career coach. She combines good humor with a steel eye for practicality and a gentle rapport with a willingness to push you further than you think you can go. Her patience and openness to explore possibilities make her indispensable. After meeting with her I felt energized, empowered and ready to explore new paths. Everyone should be so lucky as to talk with her about career prospects.
— Stephen Frug, PhD, Senior Lecturer
Cornell University: and Visiting Assistant Professor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges