Linda Tobash retired in October 2019 from World Education Services (WES) as senior director of policy, knowledge, and data. Tobash has been actively engaged in NAFSA for many years, first as a charter member on the Education and Training Committee and Trainer Corps and then as session selection chair for two annual conferences. Serving on both Bologna Task Forces I and II, she worked to identify and address U.S. issues arising from European higher education reforms. Most recently, she chaired the 2018 Leadership Development Committee and now serves as Region X secretary. Prior to joining WES, Tobash was university placement services director at the Institute of International Education, overseeing U.S. graduate school placements for international sponsored students, primarily Fulbrighters, and worked at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY as director of admissions and in its English Language Center. She began her international education career teaching ESL in a refugee camp and as a Peace Corps volunteer. Tobash continues to be a frequent presenter on U.S. higher education and to promote the value of volunteer engagement as both a professional development opportunity, as well as a means to contribute to international education.
Life Membership Honoree
Linda Tobash received the 2019 NAFSA International Education Life Membership Award