AIEA 2020 Leadership Ballot

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President-Elect: Jewell Winn
Membership Outreach and Awards Chair: Paulo Zagalo-Melo
Public Policy Chair: Sherif Barsoum
At-Large Member:  Imara Dawson, Jane Gatewood, Shannon Marquez, Sylvain St-Amand

Candidate for President-Elect: Jewell Winn

Vision Statement: Over the past 35 plus years, I have spent time teaching and learning with my peers across the academy, leading various campus units through strategic plans, re-accreditation, expanding community partnerships, and other initiatives in support of the university's mission, vision, and goals. As President-Elect, I will commit to upholding the values of ethical and innovative leadership, equity and inclusive excellence, curiosity and respect by leveraging the knowledge, skills, and abilities gained throughout the years as a higher education leader. 

Bio: Jewell Green Winn serves Tennessee State University as Senior International Officer, Exec Dir for Int'l Affairs, Chief Diversity Officer, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Administration. She serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE), Tennessee Diversity Consortium and Alignment Nashville. She is a graduate of Leadership Nashville, the Maxine Smith Fellows Program, the Middle Tennessee Leadership Development Program, the Millennium Leadership Institute, the American Council on Education's Spectrum Executive Leadership Program and the Senior International Officer's Institute.

Candidate for Membership Outreach and Awards ChairPaulo Zagalo-Melo

Vision Statement: The ‘SIO experience’ can be rewarding and enriching as well as isolating and even overwhelming. AIEA is ‘the nurturing hub for creative networking and progressive debate for the complex and borderless issues of internationalization, as well as for peer encouragement and peer recognition. The ‘AIEA experience’ is essential in strategic communications supporting membership expansion efforts. Moreover, the boundless, complex issues SIOs face frequently require international collaborative problem-solving. Thus, AIEA’s member outreach should increasingly continue to reflect the global nature of its mission.

Bio: Paulo Zagalo-Melo is Associate Provost for Global Education at Western Michigan University. Prior to WMU, he was the SIO at the University of Montana, director of the Luso-American Development Foundation, and executive director of Fulbright Portugal. Zagalo-Melo was an AIEA Presidential Fellow, vice-chair of the Public Policy Committee, presently serving on the Membership and Awards Committee. Zagalo-Melo has a MPA from Harvard University and a PhD in Political Science from the Catholic University of Portugal.

Candidate for Public Policy Chair:  Sherif Barsoum

Vision Statement: I have been in the field of international education for more than 28 years. I was fortunate to work with incredible colleagues and students as well as teach in the international education masters cohort at NYU. I have held various board positions including NAFSA and CEA. I was also the Vice President for Public Policy at NAFSA for three years. I look forward to working with the board of AIEA!

 Sherif Barsoum is the Associate Vice President of the Office of Global Services at New York University. Before working at NYU, Barsoum served as Director of International student and scholar services at Vanderbilt, and the Associate Director of the Office of International Education at Ohio State. Barsoum has previously served as the vice president of public policy and on the NAFSA Board of Directors: Association of International Educators (2010-2013). 

Candidate for At-Large MemberImara Dawson

Vision Statement: I have been involved in international education for twenty years across multiple sectors (i.e. international development, and global partnerships) and with different types of higher education institutions (i.e. MSI’s and Research Universities). As we continue to deal with the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and the fight for racial and social justice, I believe my legal, administrative, and international background will be an asset to AIEA as it navigates a post COVID world. 

Bio: Imara V. Dawson, JD, is the Managing Director of the International Institute at the University of Michigan. In his current position, he provides oversight for 18 area studies centers, focused on specific world regions and global themes. Before working at the U-M, Dawson served as the Executive Director and Senior International Officer of the Rinker Center for International Programs at Ball State University (2013-2017). He also worked for USAID (Ghana and South Africa) and served as a past AIEA Presidential Fellow.

Candidate for At-Large Member: Jane Gatewood

Vision Statement: AIEA has been fundamental to my professional development as an institutional leader of international affairs and global engagement, and I hope to serve as a member of its Board to give back to the organization and contribute to the community which has helped the growth of so many like myself. I welcome the opportunity to help guide the association toward emerging topics in our field and to create space for these topics to receive attention. 

Bio: Jane Gatewood leads and manages initiatives related to the University of Rochester’s global activities. She earned a bachelor’s from Emory University and a PhD from the University of Georgia. Her administrative experience includes developing complex international partnerships for research, education mobility, and economic development. A former Fulbright-Nehru Scholar (India) and a Mellon Fellow at the School of Advanced Study (University of London), Gatewood regularly consults and speaks on the importance of partnerships to international higher education.

Candidate for At-Large Member: Shannon Marquez

Vision Statement: I am interested in serving on the AIEA Board to provide an effective voice and diverse perspective on matters of public policy impacting international education; support international education leaders; and further enhance the value (and sphere of influence) of AIEA within our community of practice and among SIO colleagues, stakeholders in higher education, and partners around the world, in an atmosphere of fairness and mutual respect, where differences and cultural understanding are not only welcomed, but valued. 

Bio: Shannon Márquez is the Dean of Global Engagement and oversees the Center of Undergraduate Engagement (UGE), which connects students and faculty to create a hub of global activity at Columbia University. She currently serves on AIEA’s PD&E committee and SIO Leadership Academy subcommittee. Before joining Columbia, Márquez was the Vice Provost for International Development at Drexel, where she led in developing interdisciplinary and inter-professional international education programs and research partnerships with partners around the world.

Candidate for At-Large Member: Sylvain St-Amand

Vision Statement: I have been a member of the Personal Development and Engagement Committee since last year, and it has been a rich experience. As a representative of a European university, I would like to bring to the Board a different perspective on current issues and enrich the conversation about the future of internationalisation. I am the co-chair of the GRRIF, a network of SIOs coming from more than 40 Francophone universities, and I would like to connect and contribute to both conversations.

Bio: Sylvain St-Amand is the Head of the International Relations Office of the University of Luxembourg since September 2019. He was previously director of the Office of international relations of the Université du Québec à Montreal (2006-2019). He has been instrumental in launching academic partnerships in Europe but also China, Taiwan, Vietnam, India, Brazil, Haiti and Japan. He worked at McGill University from 1990 to 2006 as executive director of the Center for International Management Studies.