Board of Advisors

A diverse team of professionals inspires and guides us in our work.

Richard

O’Rourke

Associate Director, The University of Illinois at Chicago.

Richard was previously with Northern State University managing international recruitment and admissions. He also worked for the U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA program, first as Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) for the Northeast Asia and Pacific region, and later as Communications Coordinator, Global EducationUSA Services at the Institute of International Education in Washington, DC.

Marie

Chevrier

Professor of Public Policy and Chair of the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers University-Camden.

Dr. Chevrier  also served as professor of public policy at the University of Texas at Dallas, and has given lectures and workshops at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Princeton University, Harvard University, The London School of Economics, the University of Guanajuato, Mexico, the United Nations in Geneva, and many others.  She has also taught negotiations and conflict resolution in India as a Fulbright Scholar.

Khurrum

Bhutta

Professor, Operations Management, Ohio University

Dr. Bhutta joined Ohio University in 2008 after working with Nicholls State University, Louisiana, where he taught for seven years. He received his Ph. D. in Operations Management from The University of Texas at Arlington and an MBA from the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.

 

Jody

Lehr Waite

Expert, International Higher Education and Marketing

Jody brings a 40-year career spanning corporate, global NGO, and international higher education experiences to Branta with expertise in global marketing, outreach, recruitment and admissions; strategic planning and partnering; emerging market identification and development; grant writing; and organizational change leadership.  She retired from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in July 2016 and now shares her passion for international higher education with Branta and its clients.

 

Our community of higher education experts is also a source of our daily inspiration and conversation!