St. Louis, MO
United States

University and college presidents, rectors, chancellors, and chief academic officers from across the globe will convene for NAFSA’s Presidents and Provosts Summit Thursday, May 28, 2020 during the NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo in St. Louis, MO for an excellent learning and networking event. 

This summit is designed specifically for campus leaders and chief academic officers who wish to cultivate deeper partnerships with each other while engaging on issues of global learning and campus internationalization. Attendees will gain insights from keynote speakers and breakout sessions designed for presidents and provosts respectively. The event will begin with a leadership reception.


Presidents and Provosts Summit Reception
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Webster University Gateway Campus
812 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63101

Presidents and Provosts Summit: Excellence in Global Higher Education Leadership
Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Webster University Gateway Campus
812 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63101

Breakfast and lunch provided.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. VIP Seating at Wednesday NAFSA Conference Plenary Address
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Presidents and Provosts Summit Reception
Thursday, May 28, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Featured Speaker: Gabriel Esteban, President, DePaul University
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Presidents Program
- Panel Session
- Table Discussions
Provosts Program
- Panel Session
- Table Discussions
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch and Speaker
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Visit the NAFSA Expo Hall and Bookstore

America’s Center Convention Complex
701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. VIP Seating at Thursday NAFSA Conference Plenary Address

The Presidents and Provosts Summit event is reserved exclusively for those holding the role of president or chief academic officer at a higher education academic institution. Titling practice of these roles may vary based on country. For questions, please contact us.

Registration does not provide event access for additional staff members. Questions about event accessibility should be noted in the reservation form; more information can be found by reviewing our Annual Conference FAQs.

Those not eligible to attend the Presidents and Provosts Summit are encouraged to register for the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo and to consider other NAFSA Signature Programs such as the Symposium on Leadership or the Global Learning Lab.


Special housing for registrants of this program has been set aside at the headquarters hotel, Marriott St. Louis Grand. The link for housing can be found in your emailed registration confirmation, once you have registered for this program. To ensure your hotel room at the Marriott St. Louis Grand, please reserve your room via the link in your registration confirmation before March 23, 2020.

Roger A. Ramsammy, PhD

Roger Ramsammy
Hudson Valley Community College
Roger A. Ramsammy, president of Hudson Valley Community College, has more than 30 years of higher education experience, including senior positions at three of the largest multicampus colleges in the nation. He is the former president of the West Campus of Miami Dade College and provost and chief...

Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Executive Director and CEO
Esther Brimmer, DPhil, serves as the executive director and chief executive officer of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Dr. Brimmer’s distinguished career includes three appointments within the U.S. Department of State, serving most recently as the assistant secretary for international...

NAFSA thanks Webster University for their generous support of this event.

Webster University