Partnerships Team

Sarah J. Malcolm

Director of International Partnerships, Marketing & Communications
smalcolm@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-8655

Sarah J. MalcolmSarah 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. 

Professional Affiliations:
  • NASPA: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • NAFSA: The Association of International Educators
  • NCMA: National Contract Management Association
Honors:
  • 2012 Mothers, Mentors, and Muses Award
Community Service:
  • 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

 


Don Vana

Marketing and Communication Specialist
dvana@kent.edu

 


Valerie ReedValerie Reed

Associate Director, International Partnerships
vreed5@kent.edu

Valerie Reed joined the Office of Global Education in October 2018 after working for 7 years with faculty and students in the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies. Valerie’s role as Associate Director of International Partnerships involves working with university partners on various types of agreements and managing relationships with recruitment agents overseas. Valerie's previous experience was as an investigator for the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and a paralegal.

Valerie holds a Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Personnel from Kent State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was an exchange student in Argentina and loves working with others who share her enthusiasm for international education.