Norwich University names assistant vice president for international education

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Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:19am -- tricia

David Clubb has been named assistant vice president for international education, a brand-new position at Norwich University.
Clubb will lead an effort to enhance the university’s international diversity with the aim of positioning Norwich as more globally oriented and internationally connected.
Norwich University’s tradition of welcoming international students is nearly as old as the institution. Norwich’s first international students began attending classes in 1827 and came from Greece, the United Kingdom, Cuba and the Bahamas, making Norwich the second school in the country to offer an international program.
Clubb’s position is designed to take that longstanding tradition to a more robust level. This work will include not only international student recruitment and enrollment, but also attracting international scholars; increasing study abroad participation; expanding language learning and area and regional studies, and engaging in strategic international collaboration and partnerships.
“With the creation of this position, Norwich is realizing its vision of greater internationalization and fulfilling our potential as a leader in international education,” said Guiyou Huang, senior vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty.
Clubb previously spent 18 years working in the field of international education at the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Colorado (Denver Campus and Anschutz Medical Campus). He has extensive expertise in international affairs, intercultural competency, organizational development, project management, strategic planning, international risk management, international collaboration and partnerships, and public policy.
Clubb earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Elon University in North Carolina and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Columbia International University in South Carolina. He completed the MBA Essentials program in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, Center for Executive Education, at the University of Pittsburgh, and is also a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Field Office in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Clubb is actively involved in public policy and advocacy efforts at the local, state, national, and international levels, promoting the advancement of international education. He has previously traveled abroad extensively to more than 30 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean to places such as China, India, Haiti, Brazil, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Singapore, Canada, Greece, Jordan, Egypt, Kenya, Djibouti, and Israel, to name a few.
“It is my goal to build the International Center into a robust clearinghouse that will better support, facilitate, and partner with academic and administrative units throughout the university to advance comprehensive internationalization here at Norwich,” said Clubb.
Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).