The Office of Global Studies and Initiatives (OGSI) supports, enhances, and champions global education comprehensively at Bradley University. The OGSI works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and units across campus to support, promote, and expand learning opportunities for Bradley students to develop global and cross-cultural competences. It facilitates the building of networks across divisions and colleges to foster multidisciplinary education, strengthen student support, and advance partnerships that will augment these efforts and activities. OGSI plays a critical role in advancing the units, programs, and special opportunities that encompass Global Bradley.
The Office of Global Studies and Initiatives coordinates closely with the following globally-focused entities on campus via the Coordinating Group:
Study Abroad Office
Graduate and International Admission (Enrollment Management)
International Advisor (Student Affairs)
Residential Life – Global Living and Learning Community (Student Affairs)
University Senate Standing Committee on International Initiatives
The Office of Global Studies and Initiatives enjoys a close working relationship with the Peoria Area World Affairs Council (PAWAC), which is also located in Bradley Hall 248, and with the Peoria Area Friends of International Students (PAFIS). These partnerships benefit Bradley University faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
The Office of Global Studies and Initiatives (OGSI) External Advisory Board is comprised of globally-focused professionals who assist the Faculty Director of the OGSI in furthering the OGSI’s mission to support, enhance, and champion global education comprehensively at Bradley University.
Khalid Al-Naif, Economics ’81 CEO, Al Naif and Company, Inc.; Managing Director, Black Iris Farms, LLC; Bradley University Distinguished Alumnus and Centurion Society
Daniel Dahlke, Accounting ’75 President/Owner, Dahlke and Associates, LLC, retired; Director Risk Management, Palladium, retired
Dr. Mary Conway Dato-on, International Studies, Spanish ’84 Professor of International Business and Social Entrepreneurship, George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Chair, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College; Faculty Director, The Global Links Initiative
Tatenda Furusa, International Business ’10 Co-Founder and CEO, Fintech/ImaliPay, Nairobi, Kenya; Bradley University Project Springboard winner 2009
Natja Guzmán, Industrial Engineering ’94, MSIE ’98 Director of Sourcing Mechanical/EMS, The Chamberlain Group (CGI), Nogales, Mexico; Bradley University Association of International and Latino Alumni, Vice President
Lisa Eakman Moon, International Studies, Political Science, Spanish ’05 President and CEO, The Global FoodBanking Network; Bradley University Outstanding Young Graduate 2016
Tammy Orahood, International Studies, French, ’95 Director, Global Programs at the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University
Gary Peplow, International Studies ’62 Attorney and Retired Managing Partner, Heyl Royster Voelker and Allen; Bradley University Centurion Society and Board of Trustees
Dr. Benjamín Rosales Valenzuela, Industrial Engineering ’72 Executive Vice President, Importadora Industrial Agrícola S. A., retired; Ecuadoran National Academy of History, life member; Ph.D., International Relations, University of Guayaquil; Ph.D., History, Pablo de Olavide University (Spain); Bradley University Centurion Society
Kelly Semrau, Communication ’82 Founder/Owner, First Revolution Marketing; previously Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations, Florida Southern College; Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability, SC Johnson; Bradley University Centurion Society
Sojourner White, Psychology, Spanish ’16 Associate Director of Evaluation and Planning, Ubuntu Research and Evaluation, LLC; Founder and Digital Storyteller, Sojournies
Mark Woerner, International Studies ’77 Senior Foreign Service Officer and Board of Examiners, United States Department of State, Retired