San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
UC San Diego Extension Dean Mary Walshok will be among the featured speakers at the upcoming conference of the National Association of International Educators (NAFSA) on Wednesday, May 28 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Dean Walshok, an innovator in global education programs, will address the topic of “How to Better Articulate the Community Benefits of International Education.” UC San Diego’s English Language Institute (ELI) and International Programs (IP) offer study abroad programs for visiting international students within UC San Diego Extension.
The NAFSA conference, held May 25-30, is expected to attract more than 8,500 member educators from around the U.S. and the world, with the theme of “Pathways to Global Competence.” (NAFSA was founded in 1948 as the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers).
“Having Dean Walshok as a featured speaker is a distinct honor for our programs,” said Roxanne Nuhaily, director of ELI and IP. “Plus, the conference promises to be a prime opportunity for us to re-connect with our current educational partners and reach out to prospective partners.”
UC San Diego’s ELI and International Programs serve more than 3,000 international students.
As head of the continuing education and public programs arm of UC San Diego since 1981, Walshok oversees programs that educate more than 33,000 students in more than 4,300 courses and certificate programs.
Walshok received her bachelor's degree in sociology from Pomona College in 1964, her master's degree in sociology in 1966 and her Ph.D. in sociology in 1969 from Indiana University. She has been a visiting professor at the Stockholm School of Economics for many years and in 2004 held an international appointment in the department of continuing education at Oxford University in Great Britain.