Sam Vaghar

Executive Director

Sam Vaghar is the Executive Director and Co-founder of The Millennium Campus Network, empowering university student organizations across the United States to be effective partners for global development. In this capacity, Sam engages with numerous partners from The Jenzabar Foundation and Elite Daily to the United Nations Foundation and HP. Under Sam’s leadership, the MCN educates over 1,000 campus leaders through annual conferences and trains emerging leaders through an innovative fellowship program. In 2011, Sam was invited by the State Department as the featured speaker in a tour across Bosnia and Herzegovina. During that summer Sam met with President Barack Obama in the Roosevelt Room at the White House to share perspectives of US youth leaders. The following year, Sam was selected for the 2012 list of the “Top 99 most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33″ by The Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. Sam has addressed audiences at over two dozen institutions including talks at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and at the United Nations. Sam is a 2008 graduate of Brandeis University.  Sam also serves on the Steering Committee of the Opportunity Collaboration and serves as the Co-Chair of the Millennial Task Force of the Center for Social Impact Learning (CSIL) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.  More on Sam's story with the MCN here