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Yorgun Kwagne Marcel

Brief Biography

Yorgun Marcel joined The American University in Cairo (AUC) in 2023 as the dean of students after serving five years as the associate dean for university life with George Mason University Korea. Before that, Marcel served as the assistant dean of students, managing director for the center for diversity and inclusion, director of international student services at the College of Wooster in Ohio, director of intercultural programs at Buena Vista University in Iowa, and director of student activities at the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico.

Marcel, who is originally from Ivory Coast and the Cape Verde Islands, served as State Chair of the Minnesota State University Student Association (now known as Student United) while pursuing his master's degree in Minnesota and as president of the associated students incorporated at Cal State Dominguez Hills while pursuing his bachelor’s degree in California as an international student before becoming a US citizen.

  • MS in International Communications, St. Cloud State University
  • BA in Mass Communications, CSU Dominguez Hills