ISS Director, Samantha McCabe, Receives Leadership Award

Congratulations are in order for ISS Director, Samantha McCabe, for being selected as this year’s honoree for the 2025 Hong Rost Memorial Leadership Award!

The Hong Rost Memorial Leadership Award for Innovation in International Education Student Service (hosted by the Wisconsin Association of International Educators) is an annual award presented to an outstanding professional in the state of Wisconsin who embodies the dedication and passion many remember in Hong Rost.

Sam is recognized for going above and beyond in supporting Wisconsin’s international education colleagues and community. “Sam is a people-focused bridge builder. She cares deeply about the international students she serves and her staff at ISS; embodies warm collegiality in her collaborations with partners across UW-Madison, WAIE, and NAFSA; and dedicates herself to building and nurturing relationships with the many people who are part of her professional and personal life,” said her nominator.