WorldStrides Higher Ed Advisory Board

Established in the Spring of 2000, our Advisory Board has proven to be a valued asset to our organization. The Board serves as a means to clearly understand and accurately respond to the needs of the institutions and students with whom we work. The Board is constituted by up to twenty-five members, each voluntarily serving a three-year term. Board members provide valuable advice regarding matters such as program development, quality assurance and student health and safety, and security concerns. In addition, a special committee of board members assists with the process of reviewing scholarship applications and determining recipients. An Executive Committee of the Board, made up of no more than five board members, also engages with WorldStrides Higher Ed leadership regarding our mission, goals and provides additional assessments of our programs and operations. The Board is of tremendous value to our organization, and we applaud each member for the time and effort that they contribute to our development in the ever-evolving world of international education.

Giselda Beaudin

Director of Global Initiatives
Rollins College

Carolyn Becker

Director, Programs Abroad Office
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Sylvie Burnet-Jones

Director, Education Abroad
University of Colorado, Boulder

Lauren Doss

Director of Global Engagement
Samford University

Dan Hart

Associate Director, International Health, Safety & Security, Global Education Office
Arizona State University

Susanne Hill, Ph.D.

Executive Director, International Center
University of Florida

Jennifer Ley

Director, Education Abroad
Pace University

Whitney Longnecker

Director of Study Abroad
Texas Tech University

Maggie Mahoney, Ph.D.

Director of Global Engagement
University of Houston

Sarah Malloy

Director of Study Abroad & International Exchange
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Amanda Maurer

Director of Education Abroad Office
University of South Florida

Tonija Navas

Director, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
Howard University

Kelly Newlon Ph.D.

Director, Global Learning
Washington State University

Ashley Neyer

Director of Education Abroad
University of Alabama Birmingham

Christa Olson

Executive Director of Global Engagement
The College of New Jersey

Emily Ostenson

Assistant Director of Education Abroad
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Carolina Robinson, Ph.D.

Director, Education Abroad
The University of Alabama

Mark Rush Ph.D.

Director of International Education
Washington and Lee University

Jose Sainz, Ph.D.

Director, Center for International Education and Associate Professor of Spanish
University of Mary Washington

Christina Sanchez, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Global Engagement
California Lutheran University

Laura Semenow

Director, Center for Global Engagement
University of Tulsa

Emelee Volden

Director, Office of International Education
University of Denver

Virginija Wilcox

Associate Dean of International and Off-Campus Programs
Bethel University