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winter 2018

Holloway named ambassador to Guyana

Previous assignments include Afghanistan, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Paraguay.

Photo: Ambassador Perry Holloway ’83 (right) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenridge sign a letter of amendment increasing U.S. support of Guyana’s drug fight through the Caribbean security initiative. Kaieteur News photo

Perry Holloway ’83 recently was confirmed and sworn in as the U.S. ambassador to the Cooperative Repub-lic of Guyana. Previously, Guyana had been without an ambassador for more than a year. Before Guyana, Holloway served as political-military counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. “In the Foreign Service, you’ll move every two or three years,” said Holloway during his stint as deputy director of the U.S. Embassy in Colombia. “When you move across town, you keep the same barber, the same doctors. When you move to another country, you have to start over with everything.” 

Holloway, who speaks fluent Spanish, has served with the Foreign Service in multiple Latin American countries since 1989, including Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Paraguay. He says that although challenging, life in the Foreign Service is also enriching. “The Foreign Service is a way to explore different issues, meet fantastic people and live all over the world,” says Holloway, “and because of the nature of liberal arts colleges like Wofford, students are well prepared for the Foreign Service.” He and his wife, Rosaura, have two children.

by Sarah Madden ’17

Spring 2016