After graduating from Marquette with honors, Dr.
Shaun M. Skelton received a master’s in engineering from Stanford and a
doctorate in international development management from George
Washington University. But it was his experiences at Marquette
and the university’s commitment to service and excellence
that had a great impact on his life’s work.
teaching in Kenya, Shaun became founder and director of Visions
in Action, a nonprofit international development and volunteer
organization whose members work in Africa and Latin America.
He founded the organization “out of the conviction that
there is much that we can learn from and contribute to the developing
world by working as part of a community of volunteers committed
to social justice.”
Since 1989, Visions has placed
more than 600 international volunteers in eight developing
countries, including Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Liberia
Recently, Visions became the recipient of U.S. government support
for the first time.
Shaun, who is currently based in Liberia,
where he lives with his wife and two sons, hopes to move
the organization forward by continuing public outreach and awareness
of the work Visions does in improving the lives of those
in great need in the developing world.