Preconference 

Internationalize your Community College! Preconference with MSU CIBER

Join us on Wednesday, April 24 from 10 AM – 3 PM for our preconference entitled “Internationalize your Community College!” lead by Michigan State University’s CIBER assistant director, Dr. Sarah Singer. Learn about new community college internalization benchmarking results, hear from fellow NACCE member community college members on best practices, and leave with an action plan on how to take your community college from local to global!


Agenda (DRAFT - subject to change)

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Registration & check-in

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Welcome, Goals of Preconference & Overview of 2019 Benchmarking Report on International Business Education at Community Colleges  

  • Sarah Singer, Assistant Director, MSU CIBER

11:00 AM-11:45 AM Global Trade & Logistics in Regards to California and California Community Colleges

  • Leah Goold-Haws, Sector Navigator Global Trade / Statewide Director CITD

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Working Lunch – Resources & Tools Available to Community Colleges

  • Sarah Singer, Assistant Director, MSU CIBER
  • Brooks Ohlson, Director, Sacramento Regional Center for International Trade & Development, Los Rios Community College District

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Panel - Successes & Failures in Internationalizing Your Community College

  • Madeline A. Grant, MBA CGBP, Dean of Business, Santa Ana College
  • Gabriel Shweiri, Chair, Asst. Professor, Global Business & Entrepreneurship, Santa Ana College
  • Carolyn Smith, Professor, Business, Folsom Lake College

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Break

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Small Group Breakouts - Design Your Action Plan to Internationalize Your Community College - Think Local, Go Global

  • Rick Hodge, Dean, CTE/Workforce Development, Los Angeles Southwest College

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Closing  

  • Sarah Singer, Assistant Director, MSU CIBER