Robert Chase

Robert Chase is a former vice chair of the World Learning board and a retired senior vice president of World Learning for International Development. He served as interim president of World Learning in the winter and spring of 2005. His son attended SIT Study Abroad in India in 1987.

Chase spent five years in Rome as assistant secretary general in charge of programming and distributing food overseas for the World Food Program of the United Nations, and 30 years in senior policy positions with the United States government, both overseas and in Washington, including as deputy director of the president’s anti-poverty program. He serves on several nonprofit boards, both international and local.

Chase holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MA from the Maxwell School of Public Administration at Syracuse University.