Board of Directors


Mary Anne Grant, Chair

Finance Committee
President Emerita and Senior Advisor to the President
ISEP: A Worldwide Network for International Education

Enda Carroll, Vice-Chair

Nominations Committee Chair
Associate Director, Center for Study Abroad
University College Dublin

Annette Smith Parker, Treasurer

Finance Committee
Vice President of Finance and Administration
Ursinus College

Susan Popko, Secretary

Nominations Committee
Associate Provost, International Programs
Santa Clara University



Thomas M. Buntru

Finance Committee
Director de Programas Internacionales
Universidad de Monterrey

Joy Gleason Carew

Finance Committee
Associate Professor of Pan-African Studies
University of Louisville

Kerry Edmonds

Finance Committee
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Hollins University

Nick Gozik, ex officio

Director of the Office of International Programs and McGillycuddy-Logue Center for Undergraduate Global Studies
Boston College

John Lucas

Audit Committee
President and CEO
ISEP: A Worldwide Network for International Education

Paul J. McVeigh

Nominations Committee
Retired, Northern Virginia Community College

Donna Scarboro

Finance Committee
Associate Provost for International Programs
The George Washington University

Patricia H. Scroggs

Audit Committee
Program Director, Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program
Howard University

Bruce Sillner

Nominations Committee
Dean of International Programs
State University of New York at New Paltz

The Forum's Founding Board Members

Affiliations at time of serving as Founding Board Member

Al Balkcum
Director, The Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota

Geoffrey Bannister
President, Study Abroad Foundation

Jon Booth
Deputy Director, Division of International Programs Abroad, Syracuse University

Joseph Brockington
Associate Provost, International Programs, Kalamazoo College

William Cressey
Executive Vice-President, Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Todd Davis
Director, Higher Education Resource Group, Institute of International Education (IIE)

Michael Delaney
Director, Office of Internation Education, University of Colorado at Boulder

Mary Dwyer
President, Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)

Geoffrey Gee
Director, Study Abroad, University of Pennsylvania

Harlan Henson
Executive Director, College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS)

Carl A. Herrin
Director, Government Relations, American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

William Hoffa
Study Abroad Advisor, Amherst College

Maryelise Lamet
Director, Education Abroad, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

David Larsen
Director, Center for Education Abroad, Arcadia University

William Nolting
Director of International Opportunities, International Center, University of Michigan

Tom Roberts
Director, Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University

Mark Scheid
Assistant to the President and Executive Director of International Programs and Scholarships, Rice University

Kathleen Sideli
Associate Dean and Director, Office of Overseas Study, Indiana University

Michael Stohl
Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Michael Vande Berg
Director, International Programs, Georgetown University

Responsibilities of the Board and its members

The Board as a whole carries certain pivotal responsibilities, including:

  1. Determining the mission of the organization.
  2. Selecting, appointing and replacing when appropriate, the President/CEO.
  3. Monitoring the performance of the organization.
  4. Approving long-range plans.
  5. Ensuring the financial solvency and fiscal integrity of the organization.
  6. Participating and assisting in the processes of providing and attracting philanthropic support.
  7. Defending the autonomy of the organization.
  8. Enhancing the public standing of the organization.
  9. Setting a strategic plan for the Board’s own contributions and regularly assessing its own performance against these plans.

Individual members have the following responsibilities:

  1. Attending at least three out of every four Board meetings.
  2. Consistently making judgments based on what is good for the organization and not on what is good for another party or special constituency.
  3. Contributing actively in the meetings and other Board activities.
  4. Stating openly during the course of the meetings when they are in disagreement with a majority position.
  5. Subsequently maintaining the confidentiality of board deliberations.
  6. Acting as a spokesperson for the entire board only when specifically authorized to do so.
  7. Consistently using designated organizational channels when conducting board business.
  8. Making sure that important agenda items are communicated to the Board’s Chair.
  9. Being an advocate for the organization.
  10. Bringing their own special talents to help the organization, without infringing on the proper role of Board-Staff responsibilities.
  11. Participating in fundraising to the extent of the member’s capacities.
  12. Assisting in fundraising by helping the organization gain access to other philanthropic sources.
  13. Keeping current on the strategic issues surrounding education abroad.
  14. Refraining from actions that might prove detrimental to the reputation of the organization.