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Spring 2021 EducationUSA Seminar

May 18, 2021

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May 18, 2021

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9:00 am - 4:00 pm Mountain Daylight Time

Join us for a one-day virtual seminar dedicated to advancing the discussion about recruiting, hosting, and supporting international students, as well as issues of internationalization on U.S. campuses.

Hosted by Boise State University, this EducationUSA Seminar will offer the opportunity to:

      • Network with colleagues from diverse institutions
      • Share best practices related to recruitment and support of international students
      • Learn about U.S. government resources available to U.S. universities seeking to recruit international students.

Planned speakers include college and university leaders, EducationUSA REACs, representatives from higher education associations, and U.S. government officials.

Registration for the Spring 2021 EducationUSA Seminar has closed. 

Questions? You can reach us at educationusaseminar@boisestate.edu.

Seminar Agenda

May 18, 2021All times Mountain Daylight Time
9:00 - 9:20 amWelcome & Opening Remarks

Seminar Overview

Dr. Tony Roark
Interim Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, Boise State University

Anthony Koliha
Director, Office of Global Educational Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Dr. Gonzalo Bruce
Assistant Provost for Global Education, Boise State University
9:20 - 10:05 amStrategies for International Student Recruitment & Outreach post-COVIDLindsay Addington
Director of Global Engagement, National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Melissa Deschamps
Regional Education Advising Coordinator, Middle East & North Africa, EducationUSA

Luke Yim
Regional Education Advising Coordinator, Maritime Southeast Asia, EducationUSA
10:20 - 11:05 amBest Practices in International Student SupportCorrine Henke
Director of Global Learning Opportunities and International Student Services, Boise State University

Lisa Lyman
Assistant Director of International Programs, Cascadia College
11:20 am - 12:05 pmPartnerships with Two-Year and Four-Year InstitutionsBrian Stelbotsky
Director of International Admissions, Boise State University

Kristoffer Toribio
Assistant Director, Global Engagement / Manager, International Admissions, Orange Coast College
12:05 - 12:45 pmLunch Break
12:45 - 1:30 pmStrategies for Supporting Successful Internationalization on Your CampusDr. Donna Anderson
Executive Director, Global Engagement Office, University of Montana

Dr. Gonzalo Bruce
Assistant Provost for Global Education, Boise State University

Dr. Darla K. Deardorff
Executive Director, Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)

Samira Pardanani
Executive Director, International Education, Shoreline Community College
1:45 - 2:30 pmInbound Student Mobility and VisasRobin Lathrop
Program Officer, Higher Education Engagement, EducationUSA, U.S. Department of State

Kathryn Strong
Visa Policy Analyst, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State
2:30 - 2:45 pmClosing SessionDr. Gonzalo Bruce
Assistant Provost for Global Education, Boise State University

Jarred Butto
Senior Advisor and Acting Branch Chief, EducationUSA, U.S. Department of State
2:45 - 4:00 pmNetworking GroupsConversation with EducationUSA

International Student Recruitment for Community Colleges

International Student Recruitment for MSIs

Regional Focus: Asia

Regional Focus: Middle East and North Africa

International Student Integration and Student Support

Strategic Planning for Campus Internationalization

Speaker Bios

  • Dr. Tony Roark

    Interim Provost and VP for Academic Affairs

    Dr. Tony Roark joined the faculty at Boise State University in 2000. He has held several administrative appointments at the University, including Department Chair of Philosophy, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He currently serves as Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Roark holds a doctoral degree in Philosophy from the University of Washington and has applied his academic training in volunteer positions on the City of Boise’s Ethics Commission and the Idaho State Department of Education’s Professional Standards Commission, as well as publishing his research in the area of the history of Philosophy.

    Boise State University

    Dr. Tony Roark joined the faculty at Boise State University in 2000. He has held several administrative appointments at the University, including Department Chair of Philosophy, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He currently serves as Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Roark holds a doctoral degree in Philosophy from the University of Washington and has applied his academic training in volunteer positions on the City of Boise’s Ethics Commission and the Idaho State Department of Education’s Professional Standards Commission, as well as publishing his research in the area of the history of Philosophy.

  • Anthony Koliha

    Director, Office of Global Educational Programs

    Anthony Koliha is the Director of the Office of Global Educational Programs at the U.S. Department of State, where he oversees a portfolio of international teacher, professional, and global mobility programs and services. Prior to joining ECA, he was the Director of International Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he helped successfully launch a new School of Global and International Studies, in addition to expanding international programs and providing senior leadership for over a dozen federally- funded international, area studies, and foreign language centers. Mr. Koliha previously held joint posts as Director of the Fulbright Program in Russia and International Director of the Russia/Eurasia office for the Institute of International Education.  Mr. Koliha has also worked at the Social Science Research Council and American Councils for International Education. He holds degrees from Kenyon College and Indiana University, Bloomington.

    Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

    Anthony Koliha is the Director of the Office of Global Educational Programs at the U.S. Department of State, where he oversees a portfolio of international teacher, professional, and global mobility programs and services. Prior to joining ECA, he was the Director of International Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he helped successfully launch a new School of Global and International Studies, in addition to expanding international programs and providing senior leadership for over a dozen federally- funded international, area studies, and foreign language centers. Mr. Koliha previously held joint posts as Director of the Fulbright Program in Russia and International Director of the Russia/Eurasia office for the Institute of International Education.  Mr. Koliha has also worked at the Social Science Research Council and American Councils for International Education. He holds degrees from Kenyon College and Indiana University, Bloomington.

  • Dr. Gonzalo Bruce

    Assistant Provost for Global Education

    Gonzalo R. Bruce serves as Assistant Provost for Global Education at Boise State University. As the Senior International Officer, he provides leadership in areas that support strategic internationalization, including Global Learning Opportunities, International Recruitment and Admission, the Intensive English Program, International Scholars and Academic Immigration Services, International Students Services, and the Peace Corps Prep Program. He has more than 20 years of experience in international education at public and private higher education institutions, in the U.S. and in Chile. In his current position, he provides oversight of the Center for Global Education, a division of Academic Affairs that is dedicated to advance campus internationalization efforts, where he is directly involved in developing new international programs and partnerships and managing externally funded projects with global partners. Gonzalo is active in several professional associations, including NAFSA, AIEA, and EAIE.

    Center for Global Education, Boise State University

    Gonzalo R. Bruce serves as Assistant Provost for Global Education at Boise State University. As the Senior International Officer, he provides leadership in areas that support strategic internationalization, including Global Learning Opportunities, International Recruitment and Admission, the Intensive English Program, International Scholars and Academic Immigration Services, International Students Services, and the Peace Corps Prep Program. He has more than 20 years of experience in international education at public and private higher education institutions, in the U.S. and in Chile. In his current position, he provides oversight of the Center for Global Education, a division of Academic Affairs that is dedicated to advance campus internationalization efforts, where he is directly involved in developing new international programs and partnerships and managing externally funded projects with global partners. Gonzalo is active in several professional associations, including NAFSA, AIEA, and EAIE.

  • Jarred Butto

    Senior Advisor and Acting Branch Chief

    Jarred Butto is Senior Advisor to the global EducationUSA network in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State. His portfolio includes direction of outreach and strategic communications to interagency, foreign government, and higher education sector stakeholders, and he advises on department-wide policies impacting international student mobility and global engagement across academia and the research enterprise. Prior to his current role, Jarred served as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Office of Public Diplomacy in the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, where his portfolio included managing large-scale public diplomacy grants, serving as liaison to the department’s Global Engagement Center, and assessing/countering foreign influence in civil society sectors at home and abroad. Previously, Jarred served as EducationUSA Program Officer for the East Asia/Pacific region and as Acting Branch Chief for the EducationUSA network (2015-2016). He has also held temporary detail positions as Public Diplomacy Desk Officer for China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mongolia and as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Prior to joining the State Department, Jarred was Senior Program Specialist in the Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement at the American Council on Education. He holds a BA in East Asian Studies and Anthropology from Bucknell University and an MA in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago.

    EducationUSA, U.S. Department of State

    Jarred Butto is Senior Advisor to the global EducationUSA network in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State. His portfolio includes direction of outreach and strategic communications to interagency, foreign government, and higher education sector stakeholders, and he advises on department-wide policies impacting international student mobility and global engagement across academia and the research enterprise. Prior to his current role, Jarred served as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Office of Public Diplomacy in the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, where his portfolio included managing large-scale public diplomacy grants, serving as liaison to the department’s Global Engagement Center, and assessing/countering foreign influence in civil society sectors at home and abroad. Previously, Jarred served as EducationUSA Program Officer for the East Asia/Pacific region and as Acting Branch Chief for the EducationUSA network (2015-2016). He has also held temporary detail positions as Public Diplomacy Desk Officer for China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mongolia and as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Prior to joining the State Department, Jarred was Senior Program Specialist in the Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement at the American Council on Education. He holds a BA in East Asian Studies and Anthropology from Bucknell University and an MA in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago.

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