Global Initiatives Committee

The Committee on Global Initiatives assists with the recruitment, retention and support of international academic advising professionals through developing and implementing strategies and activities. The Committee will work in partnership with the EO and other committees. The committee will assist the EO in determining professional development opportunities for our global members, which may include but are not limited to research, publications, webcasts, symposiums, institutes, and conferences. The Committee will assist, if needed, in the planning and implementing of the opportunities.

Current Committee Chair

Mehvash AliAmerican University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE (2018-2020)


Susan Corner, University of Victoria, Canada (2018-2020)

Efronsini Hortis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, US (representing Greece) (2018-2020)

Siham Al Zahidi, Abu Dhabi,, UAE (2018-2020)

Penny Robinson, UKAT representative, United Kingdom (2016-2019)

Denise Malloy, University of Rochester, United States (2016-2019)

Yisi Zhan, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2016-2019)

Chris Hutt, Kennesaw State University, United States (2017-2019)

Kathy Stockwell, United States (2018-2020)

Daniel Ugwuede, American University of Nigeria, Nigeria (2018-2020)

Liu Yang, South Puget Sound Community College, United States (2018-2020)

Rubab Jafry O'Connor, Carnegie Mellon University, United Sates (2018-2020)

Thea de Kluiver, University of Twente, the Netherlands (2018-2020)

Ivette Barbosa, Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis (20118-2020)

Karen Sullivan-Vance, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, International Conf. Adv. Board representative

Rhonda Baker, NACADA liaison