Sarah J. Malcolm
Director of International Partnerships, Marketing & Communications
Sarah J. Malcolm is the Director of International Partnerships, Marketing & Communication for the Office of Global Education at Kent State University. She oversees international partnership development, international agreements and contracts, and coordinates marketing and communication activities focused on international student recruitment and retention and promotion of study abroad. Before joining the Office of Global Education in 2011 she served as a Strategic Analyst for the Office of the Provost and as an Academic Advising Coordinator for the College of Arts & Sciences. Prior to working at Kent State University she was an educator in Costa Rica.
Malcolm is active in several professional organizations and currently serves on the board of directors for the NASPA International Education Knowledge Community. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Arts in Spanish Literature degrees from Kent State University.
- NASPA: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
- NAFSA: The Association of International Educators
- NCMA: National Contract Management Association
- 2012 Mothers, Mentors, and Muses Award
- Member, Board of Trustees, Coleman Professional Services
- Leadership Portage County Class of 2013
- Member, Board of Trustees, United Way of Portage County July 2010-December 2013
- Graduate, Citizens Police Academy 2012
- Member, Kent Community Timebank
International Partnerships Coordinator
Moema came to the US from Brazil to study at Cornell University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Design and Environmental Analysis. After working in Los Angeles and Denver as a graphic artist, she moved to Madison, Wisconsin to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting. Prior to joining Kent State University Moema was the Director of Education and Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center in Amherst.
Moema has extensive experience working with college students. For 14 years she taught art at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, directed the Jewish Student Center-Hillel for 6 years, and coordinated the Student Leaders Study of the United States Institute -SUSI program that brought students from Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela to the UT campus for intensive leadership training for three years. She also conceived and directed the highly successful Knoxville Jewish Film Festival. Moema also taught art at Kent State prior to joining the Office of Global Education.
As an artist Moema has exhibit nationally and internationally and was the recipient of the Wisconsin Arts Board Percent for the Art Program Award for two years. Her artworks are in private and public collections including the Tennessee Governor's Executive Mansion in Nashville, the Waupan Correctional Institution in Waupan, Wisconsin, and the Wausau Hospital Center in Wausau, Wisconsin.