EducationUSA Dialogues: Strategies for International Student Success at Community Colleges

EducationUSA Dialogues: Community CollegesFacilitating the effective inclusion of international students into campus life is a key component of a successful international recruitment and retention strategy. 

Join Community Colleges for International Development’s Executive Director Stephanie Kelly for a discussion with three industry experts on strategies for international student success at community colleges, the latest research, and examples of best practices in international student support at 2-year institutions.  Participants will gain an understanding of the international student experience at U.S. community colleges and ideas for providing support in the post-pandemic reality.

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Stephanie Kelly, Ph.D., Executive Director, Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) 

Stephanie Kelly, PhD. is the Executive Director for Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) where she advocates for international education at community colleges and works with member colleges to develop globally engaged learning environments. Prior to her position at CCID, Kelly was Director of The Honors College at Lone Star College-Kingwood and faculty in the History Department. While at Lone Star College, she assisted with international student recruiting, developed and led numerous education abroad courses and served on the system’s International Education Council helping to diversify and expand study abroad opportunities and internationalize curriculum at the college.


Krishna Bista, Ed.D., Professor, Higher Education, Morgan State University

Krishna Bista is an Executive Vice-President of the STAR Scholars Network, and a Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland.  His research focuses on college student experiences, faculty-student relationships, and global student mobility issues. Dr. Bista has published 15 books and more than 75 research articles and book chapters on higher education topics. Previously, Dr. Bista served as the Director of Global Education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he was the Chase Endowed Professor of Education in the School of Education.  Dr. Bista is the Founding Editor of the Journal of International Students, a quarterly publication on international education. He is also the Founding Chair of the Study Abroad and International Students SIG at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). 

Rosalind Latiner Raby, Ph.D., Director, California Colleges for International Education

Rosalind Latiner Raby, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at California State University, Northridge in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department of the College of Education.  She is also an Affiliate Faculty and Academic Team member of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) at Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan. She also serves as the Director of California Colleges for International Education, a consortium whose membership includes 92 California community colleges.  Finally, she is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education (JCIHE). Dr. Raby has had the privilege of working with several doctoral students whose work is on community college internationalization. 

Damian Zukeran, International Education Specialist, Kapiʻolani Community College

Damian Zukeran is an International Educational Specialist with the Paul S. Honda International Center at Kapi 'olani Community College (KCC).  He is a member of the International Marketing team tasked with creating specialized marketing projects.  Damian is the creator of the Culinary Aloha Project at KCC, an international collaborative project which combines marketing and recruitment, faculty professional development, and study abroad.  He hopes to continue to contribute to the education and growth of Kapi 'olani Community College and strengthen its ties with international partner institutions.

This webinar is open to representatives of accredited U.S. higher education institutions and other industry stakeholders including:

  • Educational consultants, recruitments agents, and pathway program staff currently under contract to represent at least one accredited U.S. postsecondary institution.
  • Associations whose membership includes representatives of accredited U.S. postsecondary institutions.
  • Academic and English language testing organizations.

Please note:  This webinar is closed press and comments by panelists are not for attribution.

Please contact with any questions.  We look forward to engaging with you!


Date and Time

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
3:30 pm–5:00 pm ET


U.S. Higher Education Professionals


Online event - Zoom

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