Senior Associate Director, Regional and International Programmes, Office of Alumni Relations, Tufts University, Massachusetts;
Principal and Founder, Gretchen Dobson Go Global
Gretchen Dobson travels the world to help educational institutions, non-profit member organisations, consulates and embassy education officers facilitate alumni engagement and advance international programmes. For the last decade, Gretchen served as Tufts University's Senior Associate Director for Domestic and International Programmes. In her role Gretchen was recognised by the Chronicle in Higher Education in 2009 as one of the US's leading 'Innovators in Internationalisation'. In 2007, Gretchen and her staff were recognised with the CASE Gold Award for 'Tufts World Day,' involving over 1,000 alumni worldwide. In 2008, Gretchen received the "Rising Star" Award from CASE and in 2010, a grant to establish Tufts Entertainment, Art and Media (TEAM) Network, helping alumni and Tufts build stronger brands (www.tuftsTEAM.org). Gretchen is the author of a new book Being Global: Making the Case for International Alumni Relations (CASE Books, 2011). Gretchen received her B.A. and M.A. from Boston College and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania.