Next generation international education leadership starts here
Next generation international education leadership starts here
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on international higher education around the world. Emerging developments point to the beginning of a new era for international higher education, one that is challenging institutions to reexamine well-established practices, reframe priorities, and reorganize to pursue emerging opportunities. Experienced leadership is needed to transform immediate challenges into opportunities that broaden the scope and re-emphasize the value of international education. This will require significant expertise, extensive professional knowledge and innovative thinking. At Gateway Executive Search, we understand the changing nature of international higher education and can help you navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead in this new era.
Let Gateway Executive Search support you by identifying exceptional individuals exemplifying next generation leadership in international education.
Gateway Executive Search provides executive search services to institutions and organizations seeking highly professional and skilled international education practitioners. Gateway Executive Search is the only executive search firm distinguished by its expertise in international higher education and its understanding of the broad issues facing the profession. Our search consultants have expertise in all aspects of international higher education, including, for example, education abroad programming and practice, international student and scholar services, enrollment management and recruitment, international partnerships and linkages, online and distance education, international risk management, English language programming, etc. Gateway search consultants understand what is needed, how to build, how to lead, how to collaborate and how to innovate and change. The international education space is complex, made only more challenging by the pandemic, by tight budgets, and by shifting institutional priorities and strategies. Let us be your partner as you look for the leadership you need.
Senior Director of Global Engagement
Trinity College – Hartford
Vice Provost for Global Engagement
Gateway Executive Search specializes in supporting colleges, universities, companies, and associations seeking highly professional and experienced leaders engaged at all levels of the international education profession. We further specialize in navigating the complexities of international hires and visa/immigration regulations.
We offer affordable and highly flexible services with both senior-level and mid-level executive searches and provide support to institutions seeking interim leadership. Gateway can also offer consultation on client-directed searches, wherein we provide guidance, advice and recommendations at key junctures common to most international higher education searches.
Filling senior leadership positions in international education can be challenging. Let Gateway Executive Search help you find leaders with the experience and vision needed to further shape the scope and direction of your comprehensive internationalization efforts. Whether your strengths lie in international research and engagement, international student and scholar mobility, or international partnerships and linkages, Gateway can present you with the talent needed to shape and manage the next stage of your international strategy. Gateway will assign a senior search consultant to customize searches to your needs. We will source, screen, and shortlist potential candidates from a diverse pool of highly professional, knowledgeable, and skilled international education practitioners. Our team will provide ongoing support to clients and candidates to ensure a successful hiring and transition process.
Mid-career professionals have a critical role to play in the day-to-day success of any international education operation, especially in periods of transition and change. Gateway has access to myriad professional organizations, associations, and a global pool of diverse mid-career professionals we leverage to identify and recruit talent in all areas of international education, including education abroad, international student and scholar services, international admissions and recruitment, international partnerships and linkages, and English language programming.
Gateway is also well-positioned to offer consultation services necessary to ensure the success of searches being independently conducted. Our team of highly experienced international educators can assist you with identifying and recruiting the best international education talent possible.
Our support can include, for example, drafting position descriptions based on professional competencies, preparing search committees with knowledge of industry expectations, determining competitive salary scales and benefit packages, assisting with targeted promotion and diverse applicant generation, and much more. We can also provide support and assistance with hiring employees from abroad or in-country. Let Gateway help you find the best person for your job.
Although client-directed search support is fully customizable, the following are three scaffolding packages that have been designed to affordably enhance most any international education search.
If your institution is in transition and needing assistance to support operational continuity and excellence, an interim leadership placement may be the best solution. Gateway can assess your staffing needs and serve as your partner in identifying and placing experienced professionals as interim leaders to provide immediate expertise and staffing continuity. Interim leaders are hired directly by the client institution for short-term assignments.
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS AND LINKAGES
INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS AND PROVIDER/COMPANY POSITIONS
Gateway is committed to partnering with our clients throughout the entirety of the search process. For executive searches, we will spend time with our clients meeting with all key stakeholders to the extent possible. For all searches we conduct, our aim is to understand your international strategy and staffing needs to design a customized search in alignment with the search committee’s specific charge and timeline. The assessment will be the basis for the institutional profile that will become the policy document for the search.
Gateway will draw on our professional international education network around the world to identify and recruit highly professional, diverse and accomplished candidates, including those who are not currently looking for positions and candidates with strong ties to the client institution.
Critical to the process that leads to the identification and interviewing of semi-finalists, Gateway engages in careful review of résumés, degree verification, and extensive interviewing before presenting applicants to the search committee for consideration. Gateway will prepare search committees as needed. Gateway can provide recommendations for interview formats and will provide a slate of interview questions.
Gateway adheres to a “no surprise” rule in our approach to due diligence throughout the referencing process. With candidate permission, we personally contact listed and non-listed references. Gateway can also arrange for criminal background checks and professional screening.
Gateway’s support does not end when a final candidate is selected. Rather, we work closely throughout the hiring and appointment processes to provide ongoing support to our clients as needed. We want to ensure a successful hire and transition, all with an eye toward talent retention and success. Gateway pledges to stay in touch with both the client institution and the successful candidate for at least a year beyond appointment to ensure that concerns are being communicated and expectations met.
Gateway Executive Search is dedicated to the principles of diversity and inclusion and will prioritize the presentation of diverse candidates in its searches. Our commitment to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the international higher education profession means that: we cultivate relationships with talent development programs in our field; we connect with networks for diverse professionals; and we incorporate tailored recruitment plans to identify the best sources of diverse candidates for specific jobs.
Gateway strongly supports all activities related to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. Furthermore, we will actively recruit and refer all qualified candidates without regard to age, sex, race, religion, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Gateway Executive Search is pleased to affiliate with Harris Search Associates, a leading global executive search and advisory firm and member of IIC Partners, one of the largest retained executive search organizations with 40 offices and 450 consultants in 34 countries worldwide.
Harris Search Associates is focused on higher education executive searches in the areas of research, science, engineering, technology, academic medicine, and healthcare administration. Clients include preeminent universities, medical schools, academic medical centers, research institutes, and healthcare organizations driving global innovation and discovery.
Harris Search Associates brings over 25 years of excellence in higher education executive search services that is complemented by Gateway’s expertise in international education.
Gateway Executive Search brings depth and breadth of experience to executive search because of our people. Led by Drs. Anthony C. Ogden and Catherine H. Winnie, Gateway retains a team of executive search consultants, themselves professional international educators, with extensive networks through which to identify and recruit diverse talent.
Senior Search Consultant
Dr. Catherine Hutchison Winnie is a respected international educator with 30 years of experience creating successful international offices for U.S. universities. She has built or re-shaped international operations at Smith College, Yale University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, Harvard University and Southern Methodist University.
Dr. Donna Anderson is a Senior International Officer with more than 20 years’ experience leading comprehensive internationalization in higher education. She has held senior leadership positions at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and the University of Montana.
A respected leader with over twenty years of experience in international education, Dr. ‘Dimeji R. Togunde is currently Vice Provost for Global Education and Professor of International Studies at Spelman College, where he leads the campus internationalization and its assessment.
Meredith M. McQuaid, J.D. is a proven leader in international education, known for her experience, creativity, and collaborative spirit. With more than 30 years of experience at a public university, McQuaid understands all dimensions of international education and the collaboration needed to succeed. She has extensive leadership experience at the national level and has engaged with partners all over the world.
Talent Acquisition Coordinator
Angie Johnson is an expert in communication and accountability with over 15 years of experience in international higher education focused on international student recruitment partnerships and linkages, and intensive English Language instruction. She is also a professional coach and health and wellness trainer.
Gateway International Group has made the commitment to allocate 3% of revenue to support traditionally underrepresented student participation in international learning and engagement. We have designated the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) as a recipient of funds gathered through Gateway’s Virtual Education Abroad Office. FEA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented in U.S. education abroad.
Let us help you advance your career in international higher education. Gateway Executive Search invites job seekers to contact us. Please add your CV or resume to our database of potential candidates. We’ll contact you regarding relevant searches.
Please also see Gateway Resources for current searches, recent appointments, and job boards in international higher education.
Whether you are just getting started or already a career international educator, the resources presented here offer insight to individuals at all stages of their careers.
Senior Director of
Vice Provost for Global
Director of International Student Services and Study Abroad
Roberto Luiz Arruda Oliveira
Vice Provost for Global
Eduardo Contreras Jr
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Paige E. Butler
Jenny Samaan, PhD is a strategic and innovative international educator with extensive wide-ranging leadership and management experience in higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, and member associations.
As a leader-strategist her expertise includes developing international partnerships for faculty and student exchanges and global health student mobility as a component of medical/public health education. Ensuring mutually-beneficial collaborations and effective intercultural communication are hallmarks of her leadership values.
A purposeful, energetic, and compassionate leader, Dr. Samaan possesses the creative ability to mobilize resources to meet environmental challenges and organizational needs. Her authenticity, passion and skills as an intercultural communicator have driven her success in developing international relationships and sustaining fruitful collaborations.
Thirty plus years working in international higher education, coupled with a PhD in Higher Education Administration equip Dr. Samaan to be an effective strategist who engages respectfully and collaboratively with institutional leaders to thoroughly assess institutional needs and creatively offer paths for meeting institutional goals.
Terence W. Miller has worked in senior international education positions for 24 years at Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Ramapo College of New Jersey. In those positions he oversaw recruitment, admission and immigration advising for undergraduate and graduate students; English as a Second Language Program; Education Abroad; Curricular and co-curricular programming; as well as strategic international partnerships. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Manhattan College, Bronx, New York and received his Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University, Queens, New York.
He was a criminal defense attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y.; a human rights attorney in Chile during the dictatorship; and director of an international public policy office in Washington, D.C. He was the Legal Advisor and ex officio Board of Director member for the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) for eight (8) years. He is the recipient of the Timothy J. Rutenber Award from AIEA in 2017 and the Dorothy von Briesen World Citizen Award from International Institute of Wisconsin (IIW), Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2013. He co-authored with Rajika Bhandari “Harnessing Data to Lead Internationalization” a chapter in Leading Internationalization: A Handbook for International Education Leaders (Stylus Publications, 2018). He has presented at AIEA, Nafsa, FORUM, APAIE and EAIE conferences on an array of issues impacting the field of international education including strategic partnerships, risk management, international regulatory compliance in global operations, intercultural competence, and comprehensive internationalization.
Dr. Catherine Winnie is an international education leader with over 30 years of experience in higher education. She has built or re-shaped offices of international education at Smith, Yale, the Rochester Institute of Technology, Harvard, and Southern Methodist University. Dr. Winnie has expertise in a variety of areas, including Education Abroad, International Partnerships, Strategic Planning, Program Design and Management, Grants and Fellowships, and Recruitment, Hiring, Team-Building, and Career Development.
She has worked with administrators, faculty, and staff to create and expand education abroad opportunities and establish sustainable international partnerships. Dr. Winnie is an active member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, The Forum on Education Abroad, and Diversity Abroad and has served on boards of many study abroad organizations.
Dr. Winnie holds the B.A. in Comparative Literature from Swarthmore College, and the Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She received the DAAD grant for research in Berlin, lived in France, Germany and Colombia, and speaks French, German and Spanish. She and her partner are parents to two adopted Ethiopian daughters and a son. Her commitment to racial justice is deeply personal and informed by years of experience recruiting and mentoring staff and students of diverse backgrounds.
Search area expertise:
– Education Abroad
– International Partnerships & Linkages
– International Operations and Provider/Company Positions
Dr. Thomas Bogenschild has worked as an international educator for more than three decades. He was trained as a cultural anthropologist at Occidental College and the University of Chicago, with additional postgraduate training in social and intellectual history, and political science at the University of California at Berkeley. He holds an A.B. and an A.M. in cultural anthropology, and a Ph.D. in Latin American Studies. He is an experienced teacher and administrator, holding senior positions in international education at a variety of institutions including Stanford, Berkeley, Princeton, Notre Dame, New Mexico, Vanderbilt, and the Naval Postgraduate School, among others.
He is an experienced consultant and reviewer, serving public and private institutions and government agencies including the U.S. Departments of Education and State. He has worked professionally on 5 continents, and sustains research interests in Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe, Central Asia, and Africa, and Australia. He is active in various professional organizations, and has served as Chair of the Public Policy Advocacy Committee for the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) for the past 6 years. Special interests include public policy in international education, ethical management, cultural and intercultural theory, globalization, and experiential pedagogies.
Search area expertise:
– Education Abroad
– International Partnerships & Linkages
– International Operations and Provider/Company Positions
Dr. Donna Anderson is an international education administrator with over 20 years of experience in international higher education. She has held senior leadership positions at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and the University of Montana. Dr. Anderson has provided leadership in the areas of Education Abroad, International Partnerships and Agreements, International Student and Scholar Services, Intensive English Language Programs, and International Student Recruitment.
She has worked with administrators, faculty, and staff to create global opportunities; expand international components of teaching, research, and engagement activities; recruit and support international students and scholars; provide education abroad opportunities; and facilitate development of international partnerships. Dr. Anderson’s major research interests include the areas of international student identity development, and diversity, equity and inclusion in international education. Her most recent publication appears in the Journal of International Students. Dr. Anderson is an active member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). She has been a frequent presenter at NAFSA state and regional conferences.
Dr. Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree in German and Sociology from Luther College, a master’s degree in Education from Loras College, and a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University-Fort Collins.
Search area expertise:
– Senior International Officer
– Education Abroad
– International Student & Scholar Services
‘Dimeji R. Togunde, PhD, is vice provost for global education & professor of international studies at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he leads the campus internationalization and its assessment. He has over 20 years of strategic leadership experience in developing global studies curriculum, expanding access to international education, student learning outcomes, faculty development, accreditation and strategic initiatives for diversity and inclusion in global education. He directed the recently concluded and successful Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) at Spelman College, known as Spelman Going Global! which was the centerpiece of the College’s reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). His leadership has produced reputational gains for Spelman College as a hub for global learning through several awards and recognitions that include the 2017 Senator Paul Simon award for campus internationalization; Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in international education from Diversity Abroad in 2018; and the IIE’s Generation Study Abroad Seal of Excellence in 2019. He received his PhD in development sociology from Cornell University.
On September 1, 2021, William I. Brustein was appointed Acting Director of the Center for Global Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. On July 1, 2020, William I. Brustein stepped down as Vice President for Global Strategies and International Affairs at West Virginia University to assume the position of Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of History. As the former Vice President for Global Strategies and International Affairs he dedicated himself to fully integrating international and multicultural experiences into the academic units within the university and expanding and enhancing its global reach. Dr. Brustein has spent his administrative career focused on international education and has extensive leadership experience in building international partnerships. Before coming to West Virginia University in 2016, he was the Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs and President of The Ohio State University Global Gateways, an arm of OSU’s Office of International Affairs under which the institution opened offices in Shanghai, Mumbai, and São Paulo. Professor Brustein has published widely in the areas of political extremism and ethnic/religious/racial prejudice.
Angie is a project manager for Gateway International Group and an expert in communication and accountability. Over the past 15 years, she has worked in Consultancies, Healthcare, Australian Government, Resources, Charities, Finance, Start-ups, and International Education. Within those roles in various industries, she has been a champion of change and a source of insight into how it can be carried out. Her most recent role in International Education was in student recruiting; traveling around the world, speaking with students and university partners about International programs. Those conversations led to an understanding of the importance of global education and the need for adaptability within a changing environment.
She grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and discovered her passion for learning different cultures when she moved to Australia and then to Turkey. She earned a BS Degree in Psychology from Penn State University and went on to get her Coaching Diploma from Newfield Network. She teaches Yoga and English and has health and wellness clients around the world.
Dive into a nuanced exploration of the global discourse surrounding higher education in the United States. Join us for a panel discussion with esteemed international educators as we embark on a journey through the lenses of culture and international perspective, examining how global audiences interpret and engage with the ‘anti-woke’ discourse within the context of U.S. higher education. This engaging panel discussion will delve into the intersections of culture, ideology, and education, and the complex landscape of how international audiences perceive the ‘anti-woke’ narrative that has emerged within U.S. academia.
Whether you’re a senior international officer, or simply curious about the diverse viewpoints shaping U.S. higher education, this podcast episode will provide an invaluable space for critical analysis and insightful conversations.
Fanta Aw is a distinguished leader in international education, renowned for her extensive contributions to global learning, cross-cultural understanding, and educational equity. With a deep commitment to fostering connections between diverse cultures and promoting educational excellence, she has significantly impacted the international education community.
Fanta Aw’s career has been characterized by her dedication to advancing global education initiatives, promoting diversity and inclusion, and nurturing partnerships that transcend borders. She has held influential roles in various organizations, advocating for the importance of international collaboration and learning experiences that empower individuals to navigate an increasingly interconnected world.
As a thought leader and visionary, Fanta Aw’s insights and expertise have shaped discussions on the future of international education, emphasizing the significance of equitable access, cultural exchange, and lifelong learning. Her work has not only elevated institutions but has also inspired countless individuals to embrace the transformative power of global education.
Date: September 14th, 2023
Time: 12 noon ET
An experienced global researcher and administrator, Mark Beirn brings a critical approach to risk management, factoring structural racism and identity-based violence into his rubric for supporting equitable global mobility.
– Global Risk Management
– Education Abroad
– Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in International Education
– Health and Safety
– Curriculum Development
Stephen Appiah-Padi is an international educator with several years of teaching and administrative experience in both 4 and 2-year HEIs. An experienced global education practitioner-scholar, with a demonstrated history of success in the field.
Dr. Appiah-Padi has a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in Educational Policy & Administration with a specialization in International/Intercultural Education.
At Northwestern College, he provided oversight in the administration of education abroad and international student services. In Lansing, Michigan, he first oversaw diversity and intercultural education at Lansing Community College, and later created the Center for International and Intercultural Education (CIIE) which merged intercultural engagement and international education programs of the institution, and he became its first director. Additionally, Dr. Appiah-Padi taught a course, “Diversity in the American Workplace”, to undergraduate management students of the College. In his current position, he provides leadership and vision in advancing strategic internationalization initiatives, including international partnerships and study abroad programs at Bucknell University.
Dr Appiah-Padi has created and facilitated several workshops for faculty and staff development in higher education and in business organizations. He has presented at several national and international conferences. In NAFSA, among several volunteer leadership positions, he has served as Dean of the Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication Workshop, the Leadership Development Committee member, Chair of the Africa Special Interest Group, and a Fellow of the Global Fellowship Program for mentoring emerging leaders of internationalization in African HEIs. He currently serves as a member of the NAFSA Board of Directors.
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Dr. Rosa Almoguera has worked as an international educator for over twenty years. She was trained as a Hispanic Philologist at the Universidad Complutense, in Madrid, and did her M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania. Her Ph.D., from Universidad Complutense included a field study and edition of written balladry “Romancero”. During many years Rosa combined teaching and her role as a senior administrator at the Fundación Ortega-Marañón in Toledo, Spain. At the Foundation, Rosa directed and, in many cases created, programs for the University of Minnesota, Notre Dame, Princeton, Ohio State, Arcadia, and the University of Chicago. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, University of Portland, and Interamericana de Puerto Rico.
Beginning in 2016, Rosa works as an international education consultant for both public and private European and US higher education institutions. Rosa has been successful in developing new partnerships and programs, as well as helping improve already existing ones.
Rosa is a member of Forum and NAFSA and has presented with higher education professionals on innovative academic and research programming, STEM in study abroad and Nationalism in Europe. Rosa is currently completing the final Professional Certification from the Forum on Education Abroad.