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Recent Movers & Shakers

Yoony Kim 

Moved within/to: The Class of 2020
On: July 2019

The Class of 2020, Netherlands. Yoony Kim is Managing Director of The Class of 2020. Yoony joined The Class taking on the role of managing and improving operational excellence of the organisation with a goal to further professionalise the growing team and the platform. Yoony’s connection to The Class dates back to few years due to her diverse experience in the internationalisation of higher education and true passion for developing global talent. Prior to joining The Class, she served different positions in higher education institutions with a firm belief on the magnitude of the potential positive impact international higher education has on individuals, organisations and societies. Together with partners and stakeholders, Yoony will continue her efforts in shaping the future of student living, working and learning.

Andrew Norman

Moved within/to: The PIE
On: July 2019

The PIE, UK. Andrew has joined The PIE Talent as its new Marketing and Research Executive. He has worked in a multitude of tech startups, across different industries, in roles within customer experience, operations, social media, and recruitment. His positions have included Head of Customer Experience & Community and Social Media & Operations Lead. Considering his recruitment and operations experience in startup cultures, Andrew is a huge advocate for recruiting the right people and placing them in the right roles for the best company and culture fit. Outside of work, he enjoys working out, being social and producing music. He also enjoys going to various networking events and meeting new people.

Megan Prettyman

Moved within/to: UniQuest
On: August 2019

UniQuest, US. Megan Prettyman serves as Vice President for Client Success, North America for UniQuest Ltd. Working in the field of international education since 2012, Megan previously held positions at the University of Findlay, Montana State University, the British Council, and Florida State University. A regular presenter at the NAFSA and the American International Recruitment Council conferences, Megan has facilitated sessions and workshops on international recruitment, dual- and joint-degree programs, CRM/MAP implementation, data-informed decision making, ROI-driven approaches to recruitment and budgeting, and applying systems thinking to the international admissions office. Currently, she serves as the managing editor of the NAFSA IEM Spotlight, a member of NAFSA Trainer Corps, and an AIRC External Reviewer for Certification. Megan graduated from New York University with a master’s degree in international education and the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and Kampala, Uganda, respectively.

Enrique Bolaños

Moved within/to: The Association of MBAs
On: July 2019

AMBA, UK. The Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association has appointed Enrique Bolaños as chairman of its new Latin America Advisory Council. The council will be instrumental in developing management education in the region and in reinforcing AMBA & BGA’s relationships with Business Schools. Enrique is also President of INCAE Business School, with campuses in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Under Enrique’s chairmanship, the Latin America Advisory Council aims to shape the future of business education in the region, advise AMBA & BGA on relevant themes and major trends, champion responsible management and ethical business education, and support Business Schools in cementing their relationships with the corporate world. It will also help AMBA & BGA to identify and better understand the needs and expectations of the stakeholders in the region, while exploring ways in which Business Schools can have an ever-greater impact on communities and societies.

Robert Chasse

Moved within/to: Sonder
On: February 2019

Sonder, Australia. Robert Chasse is the National Partnerships Manager, Education at Sonder. He applies his education leadership and management skills to the role to support Sonder’s efforts of developing a 24/7 personal safety response network which gets help by a person’s side in under 20 minutes. Robert is responsible for developing and executing effective implementation strategies for the distribution and expansion of Sonder to international and domestic students throughout Australia. He collaborates with education providers offering solutions and support to ensure high levels of activation and utilisation of the service through meaningful and targeted engagement strategies.

Emily Maddock

Moved within/to: Nottingham University International College
On: July 2019

Nottingham University International College, UK. Emily Maddock has been appointed Head of College Services at Nottingham University International College. Emily has over 15 years’ experience in HE, mostly within international development, and most recently as College Registrar at The University of Derby.  She started her career in Admissions, Marketing and Recruitment at Northumbria University, and after a stint teaching, moved into international development with a focus on research students.  Emily is passionate about staff development, including how it can inform student experience, as well as promoting equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing activities. She has extensive experience of policy review and writing, student recruitment, and UKVI compliance.

Pauline Berçon

Moved within/to: AMTE
On: July 2019

Mexican Association of Educational Tourism (AMTE), Mexico. After enriching experiences in the non-profit sector and at The Class of 2020, the European think-tank shaping the future of Living, Learning and Working in university-cities, Pauline recently joined AMTE. The Asociación Mexicana de Turismo Educativo aims to promote the culture of International Education. As General Coordinator, Pauline’s objectives are to gather the industry stakeholders; leading educational travel agencies in Mexico, internationally recognised schools, diplomatic organisations, and service providers and to ease the exchange of key trends, best practices and networking. Through the coordination of the association, the cooperation of its members and the support of our partners, AMTE aspires to establish standards of quality and professionalise the industry.

Stuart Nicholson

Moved within/to: Bishopstrow College
On: July 2019

Bishopstrow College, UK. Stuart Nicholson has been appointed Principal of Bishopstrow College. Stuart brings with him a wealth of international education experience, spanning both traditional boarding schools and international colleges. He started his teaching career as a Teacher of Physics at West Buckland School, before moving to Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh and later to Culford School. From 2006 to 2009, Stuart was Headmaster of Edgehill College/Kingsley School in Bideford, Devon, before moving to Cambridge, where he was Principal of Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies until 2018. At CCSS, Stuart managed the transition to CCSS being part of a larger group, the Stephen Perse Foundation. In addition, Stuart was Chairman of the Independent Schools Association from 2016 to 2017 and Chairman of the Council for Independent Education from 2014 to 2016.  He is a Trustee of the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students (AEGIS).  Stuart has exceptional administrative skills, and is a strong team builder and inspirational leader.

Ryan Manton

Moved within/to: The Class of 2020
On: July 2019

The Class of 2020, Netherlands. Ryan Manton is Programme Director at The Class of 2020. He is an RIBA chartered architect and researcher with wide-ranging international experience across award-winning architecture and urban design practices. He has assisted in teaching and organising events at a number of universities and conducted research on urban planning in the UK. At the The Class of 2020 he leads the content team, coordinating research projects for cities and organisations, publishing reports, and leading an annual series of conferences on the future of living, working and learning. He is interested in the future of cities and the way the real estate, architecture and planning sectors can work together for intelligent and sustainable urban models.

Miranda Thomas

Moved within/to: Association of Commonwealth Universities
On: June 2019

Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK. Miranda Thomas has joined the Association of Commonwealth Universities as Director of the Chevening Secretariat, the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships are selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world and the Chevening Secretariat administers the program on behalf of the FCO. Miranda joined the ACU from Universities UK International (shortlisted for Association of the Year in this year’s PIEoneer Awards) where she has led the External Affairs team for the last three years. Other HE-sector roles have included leading the Education and Skills Practice at PR consultancy Communications Management, and teams at Cass Business School, City University London, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Miranda studied drama at the University of Exeter and has a miniature dachshund named Bertie.

Jeremiah (Bo) Bonifacio

Moved within/to: University of Auckland
On: July 2019

The University of Auckland, New Zealand. Jeremiah (Bo) Bonifacio has been appointed as the new Deputy Director, International Marketing and Business Development at the University of Auckland. Bo has extensive international education experience at Deakin, Swinburne, RMIT, and most recently led the International Recruitment and Admissions team at La Trobe University. Bo holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from La Trobe University, and a Master of Management (International Business) from Monash University.

Beth M. Laux

Moved within/to: Pepperdine University
On: August 2019

Pepperdine University, US. Beth M. Laux has been named executive director of international programs at Pepperdine University. Beth has experienced the benefits of international programs firsthand as a student – travelling to Costa Rica and Spain – and later working as faculty, and administrator. After earning her degree in Spanish and political science at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she returned to her alma mater to serve as the director of international education and programs. After leaving in 2004, Beth spent two years as a missionary in Guatemala and El Salvador, before earning a master of public administration degree from the University of Toledo. Beth has also worked with nonprofit, government, and education entities in more than 18 countries.

Phill Gray

Moved within/to: York St John University
On: June 2019

York St John University, UK. Phill Gray has become the Director of International after spending almost three years there as Deputy Director (Student Recruitment and Conversion). His new portfolio oversees international student recruitment, pre and in-sessional English language provision, international student support, and international marketing, covering full student lifecycle and strategic planning. With 15 years’ experience in UK and International student recruitment and outreach at Russell Group, 1994 Group and Cathedrals Group universities, his new role enables the university embed end-to-end international student recruitment and student support to drive York St John International forward to diversity and achieve strategic targets.

Clark McPhee

Moved within/to: Global University Systems
On: June 2019

Global University Systems, Europe. Clark McPhee has recently joined Global University Systems as Regional Director for Europe. GUS is an international network of higher-education institutions with campuses in the UK and Germany; across the Atlantic in the US and Canada; and across the globe in Singapore and India. Clark has more than 20 years’ experience in the global education sector and joined GUS from GSM London, where he was Director of Marketing and Recruitment. Prior to this Clark spent time at some of the largest and best known brands in the education sector including Laureate, ASPECT (now Kaplan) and Sylvan Learning Centre.

Jonathan Cuff

Moved within/to: d’Overbroeck
On: August 2019

d’Overbroeck, UK. Jonathan Cuff has been appointed Principal of d’Overbroeck following his successful work as Acting Principal since January 2019. Jonathan completed his original degree and teaching qualification at Brunel University before going on to achieve an MSc in Educational Leadership from the University of Leicester in 2012. With 19 years’ experience working in the independent schools sector in various roles including Head of Department, Housemaster, Deputy Head Pastoral and Senior Deputy Principal, Jonathan has also worked for the Independent Schools Inspectorate for six years as a Boarding Inspector. He will also work for AEGIS next year as an Inspector of Guardianships for students. Jonathan looks forward to continuing to move d’Overbroeck forward, developing all aspects of provision such as curriculum, extra curricular activities, sport and our facilities.

Marielle van der Meer

Moved within/to: London Interdisciplinary School
On: July 2019

London Interdisciplinary School, UK. Marielle recently joined the Founding Team of the new and innovative London Interdisciplinary School, where she will be looking after partnerships and global network development. Launching in September 2020, LIS is building a reimagined university experience that is set to prepare students to tackle social complex problems in an interdisciplinary way, integrating academics with real world experience.  No stranger to helping build new universities from scratch, Marielle was previously in charge of global student recruitment and partnerships for the African Leadership University, and prior to that, served as the Managing Director for EME at the US start up university Minerva Schools at KGI. With over 15 years of experience in international Higher Education, Marielle has worked across a broad range of areas in the sector for both public and private institutions and pathway providers in the UK, US, the Netherlands and Africa.

Alana Green

Moved within/to: Desautels McGill University
On: July 2019

McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management, Canada. Alana Green joins the Desautels family as the Masters Recruitment Officer. In this position, Alana will be travelling within Canada and across the globe to find top talent for the Faculty’s MBA and Master of Management programs. Alana began her career in higher education as a Global Recruitment Officer for University for the Creative Arts in the UK. She continued to Mount Allison University (Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada) where she has spent the last three years in the role of International Recruitment & Admissions Officer. Alana is currently studying in Royal Roads University’s (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration & Leadership program.

Jana Miray Hinz

Moved within/to: UBC Sauder School of Business
On: April 2019

UBC – Sauder School of Business, Canada. Jana was recently appointed Business Development Manager at UBC Sauder School of Business in Vancouver. Jana’s expertise is in creating and managing collaborative partnerships with colleges, companies and professional organizations. She started her career in enrollment at Hult International Business School in London; supporting the establishment of international student recruitment frameworks, and moved to San Francisco; setting criteria for international graduate admissions. After a stint at the Dominican University of California, she moved to Vancouver, BC to manage employer relations at UBC Sauder, with the goal of impacting and improving the employability outcomes of students globally. 

Michael Murphy

Moved within/to: European University Association
On: April 2019

European University Association, Belgium. EUA has announced that Michael Murphy of University College Cork has taken office as the Association’s president. Michael was elected by the EUA General Assembly in Paris in April. He succeeds Rolf Tarrach, who has served EUA diligently over the past decade – first in the Council, then as Board member and finally as president since 2015. The EUA president serves a four-year term and presides over the EUA Board. Among Michael’s goals for EUA include: ensuring sufficient European support for research; restoring the parity of respect for learning and teaching; and creating deeply networked universities. Before his election, Michael had been a member of the EUA Board since 2017. He has held a variety of leadership roles including President of University College Cork, Vice-Chancellor of the National University of Ireland and Chair of the Irish Universities Association.

Kristi Connell

Moved within/to: University of Essex
On: February 2019

University of Essex, UK. Kristi joined the University of Essex as Essex Abroad Manager in February to oversee a team of seven in the mobility of exchange students, short term opportunities, and the management of the International Exchange Partnerships. Kristi has had a varied career of 15 years since graduating from UEA with BA Hons Interior and Spatial Design; from working in industry, to Senior Management as a Secondary School Teacher, including working for Pearson Education as a Qualification Delivery and Awarding Manager. Through working in the corporate industry and having 11 years’ experience in education, Kristi decided that her next challenge was to combine the two which the role as Essex Abroad Manager provides. Kristi is very enthusiastic, dedicated, self-motivated, thrives when working with a team and enjoys being challenged. She is passionate about education, management and leadership, and staff development; providing high quality outcomes, particularly with developing and implementing strategies to support others and improve stakeholder experience.

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