Discovering Opportunities and Strategies in Sponsored Program Administration


January 22, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. EST

Sponsored Programs remain an integral driver in educational exchange despite seismic changes in scholarship programs and political conditions. Panelists will discuss topics on strategy and trends in sponsored programs impacting U.S. higher education such as administration of scholarship programs by foreign government sponsors and U.S.-funded international education programs. The panelists represent a range of perspectives on Sponsored Program Administration (SPA) including higher education institutions, government contractors, and private sector training providers and networks.

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David Woodward
American Consortium of Universities

David Woodward is the Sponsored Programs Liaison for NAFSA’s International Enrollment Management Knowledge Community as well as the Co-Chair for NAFSA’s Middle East Member Interest Group. His core professional activities have included managing personnel nationally, marketing internationally, organizational development, and setting up strategic relationships worldwide. He has led in the formation of several key international marketing consortia and collaborative initiatives across professional disciplines. In addition, Woodward has led the development of various business startups and educational projects involving small businesses, universities, corporations, and government agencies within the U.S. and in peer regions of the world.

Amy Fisher Bruey
World Learning

Amy Fisher Bruey is the Undergraduate Programs Manager at World Learning. In this capacity she has experience with the Global UGRAD Program, Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, and Malawi Scholarship Program—managing a portfolio of over 6 million dollars annually. Bruey has also worked to serve international students at the U.S. Department of State on Western Hemisphere Fulbright Programs and at the George Washington University. She has a Master of Arts degree in International Education from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts from John Carroll University. Bruey is the Co-Chair for the NAFSA Sponsored Program Administration Members Interest Group.

William Shuey
The Pennsylvania State University

William Shuey is a graduate of Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh. After completing a Fulbright Fellowship in Kazakhstan, William continued working in the region as Communications Manager at KIMEP University and Participant Recruiter at the American Councils for International Education. Currently, William serves as Sponsored Relations Manager at Penn State University, with a portfolio of nearly 70 sponsoring organizations which account for 850+ sponsored students. Shuey also serves as Co-Chair for the NAFSA Sponsored Program Administration Members Interest Group and as President of the Central Pennsylvania Fulbright Association.

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