Uttam Gaulee, Ph.D., is a scholar of international higher education. His research interests include community college systems, diaspora studies, interdisciplinary perspectives on education policy, global citizenship, and cross-cultural issues in international development and geopolitics. An associate professor in the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program at Morgan State University, Dr. Gaulee is an advocate of community college as a vehicle for social progress and economic development in and beyond the U.S. He recently edited a volume on Global Adaptations of Community College Infrastructure. Dr. Gaulee has devoted two decades of his academic and professional life promoting solutions related to student success, workforce development, and institutional effectiveness. While serving as program director of the Community College Futures Assembly and Bellwether College Consortium during 2015-16, he collaborated with multiple national commissions and councils of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to evaluate and promote best practices among community colleges and hosted national policy summits on workforce development, reverse transfer, and talent pipeline management.
Chris R. Glass
Vice President of Research and Public Policy
Dr. Chris R. Glass is Associate Professor and Graduate Programs Director at Old Dominion University. He takes a social psychological approach to researching issues in American higher education, with an interest in how the presence of others affects educational outcomes such as achievement, motivation, and social development. His research and writing focus on international students, MOOCs, and publicly engaged scholarship. His recent book is International student engagement: Strategies for creating inclusive, connected and purposeful campus environments.
Vice President of Education Services
Dr. Bista’s recent book is Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education: Tensions and Issues (Routledge, New York). Dr. Bista is the Founding Editor of the Journal of International Students, a quarterly publication on international higher education. He is also associate editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education. Dr. Bista presents annually at national and international conferences—American Educational Research Association, Comparative and International Educational Society, and Association for the Study of Higher Education.
Vice President of Political Affairs & Trustee
|Tenure:||First elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2018. Member of the House since January 9, 2019.|
|Current Assignments:||2019- Health and Government Operations Committee
2019- Insurance and Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee
2019- Health Occupations and Long-Term Care Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee
2019- Secretary, Maryland Legislative Asian-American and Pacific-Islander Caucus, Inc. (Member, 2019, Treasurer, 2019, Chair, Outreach Committee, )Check session legislation here
Don Jones, Vice President of
Strategic Partnerships & Trustee
Vice President of Finance & Trustee
Dr. Sanoya Amenyi is Adjunct Professor at Arkansas State University, United States. She is an expert of parental education, social media in higher education and international education. Her recent articles appear in the Journal of International Students and Journal of Interdisciparly Studies in Education. She has a doctoral degree in higher education/educational leadership, and a special degree in community college teaching.
Vice President of Business Development & Trustee
Edward J. Valeau
Vice President of Executive Innovation and Workforce Development
Edward J. Valeau, Ed.D. is Superintendent-President Emeritus of Hartnell Community College located in Salinas, California, where he served for 12 years. He is also President Emeritus of California Colleges for International Education. Ed is an American Council on Education Fellow and Fulbright Scholar. He is the co-author of several books including his latest contribution, Handbook of Comparative Studies on Community Colleges and Global Counterparts, which explores the complexities of community colleges and global counterparts by focusing on critical analysis of governance, leadership, and mission. These complexities represent emerging and evolving phenomena that impact the institutions’ ability to a) serve students; b) offer sound curricula; c) admit and retain students; d) increase completion rates; e) create viable and sustained partnerships locally and internationally; f) address the needs of unique populations; g) funding and sustainability, and h) support staff development to enhance faculty and staff excellence. This work introduces and elaborates upon these topics to highlight not only the challenges of the field in a variety of countries worldwide, but to also begin to build comparative understanding of the field at large.
Dr. Valeau is the founder and Senior Partner of the Executive Leadership Solutions (ELS) Group, a national Chief Executive Search firm located in Northern California. Dr. Valeau received his doctoral degree from the University of California with emphasis on Leadership Development and Organizational Behavior.