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Quainton Center for Global Engagement

The Quainton Center for Global Engagement at La Roche University facilitates a greater connection between American and international students and scholars.

Throughout the year the Center offers various on-campus activities, lectures and globally focused programming to heighten the cultural awareness and sensibilities of the community. Annual programs include International Education Month, a celebration of La Roche’s multicultural community, and the Global Problems, Global Solutions conference, which uses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a framework to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

The Center honors the La Roche mission statement by sharing a dedication to international education and promoting an inclusive environment where the campus community as a whole can examine current events and topics facing today’s global society.


The Center was named in honor of Ambassador Anthony C.E. Quainton and Susan Long Quainton, two longtime supporters of the University. The Quaintons served on the La Roche University Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2019.

Ambassador Quainton was diplomat-in-residence and a professor of U.S. foreign policy. He previously served in the United States Foreign Service and held ambassadorships to the Central African Republic, Nicaragua, Kuwait and Peru.

Ms. Quainton is a retired teacher. She has served as the director of After School Tutoring for Hispanic Elementary Education, and she holds a Master of Arts from St. Hilda’s College in Oxford, England.