International Enrollment ManagementThe International Enrollment Management (IEM) Knowledge Community (KC) addresses the needs of international education professionals working in admissions, recruitment, enrollment management, marketing, credential evaluation, intensive English programs, sponsored program administration, and overseas advising. This community provides its members with leading-edge knowledge and resources. The Annual Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Enrollment Management (IEM) honors a NAFSA member who has made exemplary contributions to the field of IEM for at least 10 years.

The nomination period for the 2022 Annual Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Enrollment Management will be announced in the fall. All IEM KC members are invited to submit nominations for the award.

2021 Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Enrollment Management

Congratulations to the awardee for the 2021 Award for Outstanding Contributions to international Enrollment Management, David Di Maria, EdD!

Selection Criteria

The nominee must have:

  • Demonstrated willingness to share knowledge, skills, and expertise with colleagues;
  • Made exemplary contributions to the field in a variety of ways, including resource development, training, advocacy, and mentoring;
  • Been professionally active in the field for over 10 years.

Nomination Procedure

Each nominee must have the following:

  • One primary nomination form
  • Two additional references (their names, organizations/institutions, daytime phone numbers, and e-mail addresses)
  • A copy of the nominee's professional CV/resume

The recipient of this award will be announced by IEM KC leadership in conjunction with the NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo.

Questions? Please contact NAFSA's IEM team.

David Di Maria, EdD

David Di Maria
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Chair, International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
David L. Di Maria is senior international officer and associate vice provost for international education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His responsibilities include leading internationalization strategy and overseeing the programs, services, and activities of UMBC’s Center for...

Aleksander Morawski, MA

Scholaro, Inc.
IEM Spotlight Member Editor
Aleks Morawski is the director of evaluation services at Scholaro, based in Chicago, IL. He holds a BA and MA degrees in political science earned in the United States. His professional experience includes credential evaluation at private agencies, international admissions and recruitment at major US...

Emily Tse, MPhil

Emily Tse
International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
Emily is the director of evaluations at International Education Research Foundation (IERF). Prior to joining IERF, she received an MPhil in classics from Cambridge University. Active in the field of international comparative education for over 15 years, Emily has presented at many conferences at the...
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