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Kathleen Cloud

Kathleen ‘Kate’ Cloud was an Associate Professor of Human and Community Development, Agricultural Economics and Women’s Studies. From 1986-1988, she was Acting Director of the Office of Women in International Development (WID) later known as Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP). By 1988, she assumed the role as Director through 1998. Kate retired from the University in 2000 but continued working as director of a USAID-funded project on Gender and Agribusiness (GAP), conducting research on the employment of rural women and "best practices" in multinational agribusinesses in Zimbabwe, Thailand, and Poland. Dr. Cloud passed away on November 5, 2010, while recovering from surgery.