Education Abroad (EA)


Increasing Diversity in Education Abroad Through Innovative Partnership Development

Wednesday, May 31
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
LACC, Room 511

Presenters from diverse institutions, including a historically Black university, a Hispanic-serving institution, and an international institution, present case studies on partnership development efforts aimed at expanding typologies of programs and overcoming barriers to traditionally low participation. This session features a moderated discussion on strategy, challenges, and diversity issues.

Learning Objectives:

Saroj Siegler Quinn

Director of International Language and Professional Programs
San Francisco State University

Saroj Siegler Quinn is the Director of International Language and Professional Programs at the College of Extended Learning, San Francisco State University. Saroj has over a decade of experience managing international higher education programs and developing robust global partnerships. She has experience developing strategies for internationalization, international enrollment management, partnership development, recruitment, marketing and branding. Saroj has worked with U.S. and international universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations, associations, and foundations based in the United States and abroad. These include: City University of Hong Kong, Columbia University, the Institute of International Education, American Councils for International Education, KAUST, U.S. Department of State, the Soros Foundation, and many others.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Princeton University and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in International Education from the George Washington University.


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David Cheng

Director of Global Engagement Office
City University of Hong Kong

Dr. David X. Cheng is head of Global Engagement Office at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). He joined CityU in 2010 and is in charge of the University’s global affairs. In this role, he is responsible for implementing the University’s internationalization strategy and academic collaborations. He came to Hong Kong from Columbia University, where he served as Assistant Dean at Columbia College and School of Engineering and Applied Science and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Organization and Leadership, Teachers College. He was also Executive Director for international dual degree programs in the Office of the Provost and the founding Executive Director of Columbia Global Center in Beijing. Prior to joining Columbia, he worked as an institutional researcher, administrator, and faculty member at City University of New York and University of California.


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Kari Knutson Miller

California State University-Fullerton

Dr. Kari Knutson Miller serves as Dean of University Extended Education and Associate Vice President for International Programs and Global Engagement at California State University, Fullerton. She leads multiple units including self-support programs, summer session, intersession, Open University, children’s programs, study abroad, University Semester Abroad, American Language Program, International Students and Scholars, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and Fullerton Arboretum.

As Cal State Fullerton’s Senior International Officer, Dr. Knutson Miller has spearheaded efforts to strengthen the institution’s position as a regional university with a global outlook. Her accomplishments include launching the IPGE unit, joining the Generation Study Abroad pledge to increase student participation in study abroad, and articulating the institution’s global strategies. She has also supported Cal State Fullerton’s strategic plan through energetic engagement in efforts to promote student success and increase students’ participation in high-impact practices including study abroad, study away, Arboretum-based internships, and more.

She earned her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Arizona State University.


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Jewell Winn

Senior International Officer
Tennessee State University

Dr. Jewell Winn leads the office of International Affairs at Tennessee State University as the Senior International Officer, Deputy Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant Professor. She holds the Ed.D, MPA and BBA degrees. Her research interests include the intersection of diversity and international affairs, global strategies for MSIs, cultural competence in theory and practice, and the acculturation of international students. She has authored and co-authored articles and book chapters relative to diversity and internationalization efforts at HBCUs. She is a member of numerous organizations and serves on the boards of NADOHE, Diversity Abroad, DEI/EVERFI’s,Tennessee Diversity Consortium, and Alignment Nashville.


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