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Sarah Malcolm

Manager of International Partnerships

Sarah has been at Kent State since the spring of 2003. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education and her Master of Arts in Spanish Literature from Kent State University. She first started working at KSU as a graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences where she moved into a full-time advising position. It was during her time as an academic advisor that she began working with international students and served as the college liaison for new international transfer students. She also was active with promoting education abroad among students, faculty, and staff at KSU.

After working in the Office of the Provost for three years Sarah joined the Office of Global Education in May of 2011 as the International Partnerships Manager. She is responsible for the development and maintenance of agreements and contracts with international institutions and agencies. This includes Memoranda of Agreement, exchange and study abroad programs, specialized degree completion plans, faculty led research and exchange opportunities, and recruiting contracts. She most recently was selected as a member of the NAFSA Trainer Corps program where she will provide training on topics such as intercultural communication and study abroad planning and development.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities


  • NAFSA: The Association of International Educators
  • NCMA: National Contract Management Association


  • 2012 Mothers, Mentors, and Muses Award

Community Service:

  • Leadership Portage County Class of 2013
  • Member, Board of Trustees, United Way of Portage County July 2010-December 2013
  • Citizens Police Academy 2012
  • Member, Kent Community Timebank


Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

NAFSA: The Association of International Educators

NCMA: National Contract Management Association

Sarah Malcolm
Office of Global Education
106 Van Campen Hall, 625 Loop Road
Phone: 330-672-8655