Global Engagement Leadership


Steering Committee Members (2021-2022)
Name Institution
April Sanders  Northwestern University -Middle East 
Efrosini (Effie) Hortis  Southern Illinoi University IL 
Gugu Tiroyabone University of the Free State South Africa 
Joel Waters  Penn State University PA 
Laura Bey  Duke University NC 
Locksley Knibbs  Florida Gulf Coast University FL 
Madeline Goldman   Virginia Commonwealth University VA 
Nancy Ciudad-Simmons   Georgia Gwinnett College GA 
Penny Robinson   UKAT- United Kingdom 
Elizabeth Sanders   Southern Illinoi University IL 
Vanessa Chong   University of Hawaii Manoa  

Past Leadership

Past Advising Community Chairs

  • Efrosini Hortis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2019-2021)
  • Jennifer Cornet-Carrillo, University of California-Berkeley (2017-2019)

Past Chairs when a Commission and Interest Group Division (CIGD)

Past Commission Chairs (when ESL & International Student Advising Commission):

  • Lisa Miller, University of California - Riverside (2015-2017)
  • Kathy McKeiver, Northern Arizona University (2013-2015)
  • Anna Chow, Washington State University (2011-2013)
  • Amanda Owens, University of Nevada-Las Vegas (2009-2011)
  • Leslie Staggers, Indiana University-Southeast (2007-2009)
  • Aura Rios Erickson, Shoreline Community College (2005-2007)
  • Lizette Bartholdi, College of St. Catherine (2004-2005)

Past Chairs as an Interest Group, ESL & International Student Advising Interest Group:

  • Megumi Yamasaki, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2004)
  • Patrick T. Slowinski, Brigham Young University (2003-2004)
  • Nick W. Elson, York University (2000-2003)

Past Chairs as an Interest Group, Study Abroad Advising:

  • Kelly O'Sullivan, University of California - San Diego (2008-2012)
  • Kristine Lalley, University of Pittsburgh (2010-2012)
  • Steve Luther, GobaLinks Learning Abroad (2010-2012)
  • Jodi Malmgren, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2004-2008)
  • Harold "Nick" Conrad, Edge Hill College of Higher Education (2004)
  • Joe Rojo, University of Florida (2004)

Current Chair

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Margaret Mbindyo
Millersville University

Current Term: 2021-2023