Mark R. Shulman, Ph.D., J.D., is a scholar and experienced program builder with many years of experience in international higher education. He served as the first Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs & International Affairs at Pace Law School and most recently as the inaugural Associate Dean for Global Admissions at New York University, overseeing admissions to NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai as well as international admissions to NYU New York. Shulman also created and led the Worldwide Security Program at the EastWest Institute in New York and Brussels.  As an active member of the New York City Bar, he currently chairs the Committee on Asian Affairs and serves on the Council on International Affairs and the Task Force on National Security and the Rule of Law.  A historian and attorney, he has authored several books and articles related to national security and policy. He has returned to the classroom and enjoys teaching in the New York area and in East Asia.

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Judith Dozier Hackman, Ph.D., M.S., is an expert in higher education senior-level administration and research, accreditation and assessment, and senior searches.  She currently serves as Provost of The Graduate Institute in Bethany, CT.  Her experience is broad and includes more than four decades at Yale University where she served as Associate Dean of Yale College for administration, Director of the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Director of Institutional Research, Director of the Teaching Fellow Program for graduate students, and as Yale’s university-wide NEASC accreditation liaison officer. Additionally, she has provided support and guidance for non-profit boards and organizations including the United Way of Greater New Haven and the Greater New New Haven Community Loan Fund.  Dr. Hackman possesses an unquenchable interest in understanding and sharing how educational and other nonprofit groups and organizations work together to reach their goals.

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Suronda Gonzalez

Dr. Suronda Gonzalez is Executive Director of the Upstate New York College Collaboration (UNYCC), a consortium of Upstate New York institutions of higher learning – large and small, public, private and community colleges – working on academic and student success programming, advancement, finance and administrative infrastructure and services. The primary mission of UNYCC is to assist colleges and universities in operating “better together” in service of strengthening students’ educational experiences and success.
Prior to her appointment with UNYCC, Gonzalez served as the Director of the University of Rochester OnCampus, which offered English language programming for international students and campus community members. For more than a decade, she also led Binghamton University’s Global Learning Initiatives (which included the acclaimed Languages Across the Curriculum (LxC) program). As the director, Gonzalez worked to more fully integrate the international elements of students’ undergraduate experience (including language and study away) into their majors in more meaningful ways.  
She continues to work with faculty and institutions interested in intentional and responsible
internationalization. She has presented and facilitated at numerous workshops focused on inclusive strategies to enhance 21st-century undergraduate education. Gonzalez holds a Ph.D. in U.S. history from Binghamton University, as well as Masters and BA degrees from West Virginia University.

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Susan Adam

Susan is an experienced business leader with a proven record in developing and implementing successful sales and marketing strategies based on her strong business and technical acumen. Susan spent 11 years at Honeywell as Director of Marketing, leading product management and channel marketing teams to drive growth in the commercial fire alarm business.   Prior to that she was a Marketing leader at 3M in the industrial adhesives and tapes business.  She started at 3M as an applications engineer for packaging systems. Throughout her career she managed global businesses and worked with colleagues around the world.  She is known as a collaborative partner and strong people manager.  

After retiring from the corporate world, Susan now leverages her business experience to work with non-profit organizations aligned with her passions for encouraging women in technology, and supporting international experiences in education to position students for success in the global workforce.   Susan has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master in Business Administration, both from the University of Minnesota.  She now resides on a lake in eastern Wisconsin and enjoys domestic and international travel.