Professional Advisory Board
Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education
2012 - 2013 Professional Advisory Board
Dr. Ernest Epstein, Historian, Comparative and International Education Society and Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Sharon Brennan, University of Kentucky and representative of the Consortium of Overseas Student Teaching
Mr. Batt Burns, former principal and story teller, Sneem, Ireland
Dr. Linda Robertson, Director of CIIE, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Dr. Valdez Russell, The College of The Bahamas, Nassau, The Bahamas
Mrs. Rosalind Strickland, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Mr. Doug Sessions, International Baccalaureate North America, New York, New York
Mrs. Christine Arabin, Kent Koleji, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr. Shih-Mei Yang, Hung Kuang University, Taiwan
Shonal Agarwal, Chapters India
The Spring Meeting May 8th 2012.
The Professional Advisory Board of CIIE recently held its spring 2011 meeting in The Bahamas. The Kick off dinner featured graduate alumni of the programs in Special Education, Counseling, and Educational Administration - some of the more than 200 alumni who have graduated from the unique partnership with COB and KSU.
CIIE Director Dr. Linda Robertson listens to the IB Director of Lyford Cay International School as Professional Advisory Board members Dr. Sharon Brennan, Doug Sessions, Batt Burns, and Erwin Epstein look on.
His Excellency Carlton Wright, (right) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas, and a former ambassador to Cuba, kicked off the PAB Meeting by sharing perspectives of Cuban - Bahamian relations for members of the board. The Center's founder, Gerald H. Read, wrote his dissertation on Cuban Education.
Ms. Monique Hinsey, Lyford Cay Foundation, shared with the Board the work that this forward thinking NGO does to improve the opportunities for education in The Bahamas, including providing study abroad scholarships for students.
The Honorable T. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Education of The Bahamas greeted the gathered groups of CIIE's Professional Advisory Board, College of The Bahamas faculty, and the Consortium of Overseas Student Teaching directors. Featured below are IBO Doug Sessions, Linda Robertson, the honoarble T. Desmond Bannister, Yolandia Ubanks from C.O.S.T.Jenny Dotson and Valdez Russell from COB.
Dr. Ken Cushner presenting to C.O.S.T. network as KSU assumes the Directorship of the Consortium for Student Teaching in September 2011.
Valdez Russell, PAB member and COB administrator, celebrated the long partnership of Kent State University and The College of The Bahamas in preparation for the events of the Professional Board Meeting.