Strategic International Partnership Management
Suzanne Alexander, International Education Consultant
From 2005-17 Suzanne Alexander was Director of the International Office at the University of Leicester, UK. Suzanne was previously Director, Promotions at the British Council, where she was responsible for the provision of services to support UK education institutions in their international marketing activities. In this role she built on experience gained in her career in higher education management, distance learning and education marketing both in the UK and internationally. Suzanne has served as a member of numerous UK national committees and organizations concerned with international education strategies and the international student experience. Suzanne has extensive experience as a trainer and contributor to workshops, conference sessions and training programs on various aspects of international education and, in particular, strategic partnerships, internationalization and admissions management. Suzanne has a Bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Birmingham and an MBA from the University of Warwick, UK.
Chad Hoseth, Director of International Initiatives, Office of International Programs, Colorado State University, USA
Chad Hoseth is Director of International Initiatives at Colorado State University. He promotes campus-wide comprehensive internationalization by developing and supporting a wide range of international education, research, and engagement initiatives. Chad manages CSU’s portfolio of global partnerships, and helps guide the implementation of partnership activities such as dual degree academic programs and joint research efforts. The International Initiatives team also provides on-campus academic and co-curricular programs that promote intercultural understanding and create local opportunities for global engagement. Chad has been a Fulbright Scholar to Korea, and he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership at Colorado State University.
Kate Jennings, Director International Student Services, Vancouver Island University, Canada
Kate Jennings has worked in international education in a variety of capacities at five different institutions across 3 provinces in Canada over the past 20+ years. Kate is currently the Director for International Student Services at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC. In addition to her professional roles, Kate volunteers her time as the Chair of the Education Abroad Professional Learning Community (EA-PLC) within the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), as Co-Chair for the Canada Membership Interest Group (Canada MIG) of NAFSA, as a Board member of the association of Global Women in Education (GLOW ED), as the Network Leader for NAFSA’s International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC), and as a member of the Global and Intercultural Skills Program Working Group (BC Ministry of Education). Kate has also published and presented on a variety of international education topics, including invited sessions, workshops, and courses for NAFSA, CBIE, the International Educators Training Program (IETP) and the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE), as well as accepted workshops and presentations at the annual events AIEC, BCCIE, CBIE, EAIE, and NAFSA.