Richard O’Rourke is an Associate Director for Recruitment & Outreach at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Over the past 15 years, Richard has worked with a variety of institutions to internationalize enrollment through enhanced communications and strategic outreach.
Dr. Curtis Andressen
Professor Curtis Andressen is Vice-Provost, International Affairs, at the University of Texas in Arlington. Prior to taking up this position he held the Marubeni Chair in Social Sciences at Qatar University, and was professor of International Relations at Flinders University in South Australia for 25 years. His last two published books, deal with China’s economic development.
For over twenty years, Ita Duron has worked in all things international including education and marketing. With an academic background in international business, Ita currently serves as Executive Director of Global Strategy and International Programs, leading the university in its international initiatives.
George F. Kacenga, PhD
Dr. George Kacenga is the past-president of the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC). In addition, he co-chairs PNW’s American Council on Education Internationalization Lab experience and is co-creator of www.roiie.com, a tool utilized by international educators to uncover their true recruitment return-on-investment.
David Lind as worked in international education for over 30 years, having logged 20,000 classroom hours as an ESL/EFL instructor. In his current role, Lind oversees a range of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses, as well grant-funded programs for international students.
Maret Matthew has been a part of the Parkland College community for over 9 years. Serving as the Primary Designated School Official, she advises students on USCIS policies/procedures and obtaining F1 visas.
Michael Wilhelm is currently the Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office of International Programs. As a former member of the Board of Directors for the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC), Michael brings over 20 years of experience within the field, specializing in the areas of immigration, student services, and recruitment.
Ryan Griffin heads the Office of International Admissions at the University of Missouri. A member of several boards within the university after over six years with Mizzou, Ryan is also the Member Chair for NAFSA’s Region IV.
Mallik Sundharam currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of the Office of Global Services at Northeastern University. In this role, he manages the university’s Marketing and Recruitment network. Before joining Northeastern, Mallik served as the Vice President for ELS Educational Services. Mallik brings more than ten years of diverse and rich education industry experience.
Vanessa Andrade is CSUN’s Deputy Senior International Officer. Originally, from Brazil, Vanessa Andrade has a rich background in international education. A 20+ year professional within international education, Vanessa has worked in many areas within the industry including recruitment, program partnership development, customer service support, program operations, agency management, SEVIS management, ACCET accreditation and setting up TESL centers overseas. In addition to CSUN, Vanessa serves on the AIRC Board of Directors.
Salma Benhaida is the Director of International Recruitment, Admissions, and Sponsored Student Services at Kent State University where she oversees international recruitment and admissions over the eight-campus system. She also acts as a liaison between Kent State University and various sponsoring agencies and foreign embassies. Salma enjoys serving in a variety of roles and presenting with various national and international stakeholders (AIRC, NAFSA, OACAC, EducationUSA).
A former AIRC board member, Bryan Gross is an enrollment management and marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in Education. Within Western New England, Bryan oversees a variety of offices including Undergraduate and Graduate admissions, International Student Services, and Marketing and Communications.