ISEP Welcomes New Leaders to Board of Directors

July 15, 2019

ISEP welcomes Dr. Ellen R. Babby, Dr. Ann-Charlotte Larsson and Dr. Mark Salisbury to the Board of Directors.

Arlington, Va. — Members of the ISEP Board of Directors elected three prominent international education leaders to join the ISEP Board for a 3-year term, effective July 1, 2019:

Dr. Ellen R. Babby, Senior Fellow, Center for the Future of Arizona and a nonprofit consultant, has more than 30 years of experience in executive management in the nonprofit arena which she gained during her time as Vice President, Advancement & Strategic Alliances, at the American Council on Education as well as Senior Director, Planning & Development at NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

Dr. Ann-Charlotte Larsson, Vice Rector for Innovation and International Relations at Linnaeus University (Sweden), is a chemical engineer with over thirty years’ experience in both academia and environmental engineering, which affords her a unique perspective on the critical role of student mobility and campus internationalization.

Dr. Mark Salisbury, co-founder and CEO of the nonprofit company TuitionFit, most recently served as the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Augustana College (Illinois). His research on college impact, including education abroad programs, has been featured by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, TedX and NPR.

“I am pleased that Dr. Babby, Dr. Larsson and Dr. Salisbury have agreed to serve on the ISEP Board of Directors,” said Dr. Everett Egginton, former Chairman of the Board and outgoing Chair of the Nominations and Governance Committee. “Their unique insights gleaned from professional experiences in academia, nonprofit higher education organizations and the private sector will inform and enrich Board discussions as we advance the current Strategic Plan and lay the groundwork for the next iteration.”

Board members also elected colleagues to the Executive Committee of the Board for a 2-year term, effected July 1, 2019:

  • Chair: Dr. Madeleine F. Green, Senior Fellow, International Association of Universities
  • Vice Chair: Mr. William Clabby, Deputy Chief Global Affairs Officer, University of California, Irvine
  • Past Chair: Ms. Heidi Gregori-Gahan, Assistant Provost, University of Southern Indiana
  • Secretary:M r. Keith Clausen, President and CEO, Envisage International Corporation
  • Treasurer: Mr. Stephen Connelly, Director, GlobalEd Services

ISEP’s President and CEO, Dr. John Lucas, said “I look forward to working with this strong team of leaders as we plan the organization’s future.”
“I am also grateful to Dr. Egginton,” Lucas continued, “for his dedicated service to and leadership of ISEP. He ensured a smooth transition when I assumed leadership of ISEP in 2016.” Egginton retired as an ISEP Board member on June 30, 2019, after ten years of service.

ISEP’s Board of Directors consists of university presidents and faculty members, senior leaders in international education, non-profit and business leaders dedicated to ISEP’s core values. Their commitment to ISEP’s mission of facilitating student mobility for academic and cross-cultural learning is unparalleled. Board members have experience living and working in Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and the United States, reflecting the global diversity of the ISEP community.

About ISEP Study Abroad: As the largest global membership non-profit for student mobility, ISEP has 340+ university members in more than 50 countries. ISEP students build real connections and gain a true understanding of what it is like to live in another culture through studying, interning and volunteering. Since 1979, ISEP has provided 65,000+ students access to affordable, high-quality programs, that in return help develop culturally sensitive skill sets needed for today’s global workforce and society.

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