Several of NAFSA’s original founding leaders are still with us today. In honor of NAFSA’s 60th anniversary celebration in 2008, we visited with four visionary leaders—Forrest Moore, Jim Davis, Joe Neal, and Mary Thompson—both to recognize and honor their accomplishments and to take note of their advice for the future.

The following clips from the resulting interviews relate to timeline that NAFSA created to document the last 60 years of international education.


The Formation of NAFSA

During his interview Joe Neal shared his thoughts on the first steps toward the creation of NAFSA.




Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

Listen to Mary Thompson's thoughts on the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision.