GLCA Welcomes Dr. Sumita Furlong
After an intensive national search and a consideration of many exceptional candidates, GLCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Sumita Furlong is joining the GLCA as our Program Officer for Global Pluralism.
Dr. Furlong received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration, Leadership & Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has eighteen years of higher education administration experience spanning Leadership Training of Higher Education and Public Service professions, Conference Development, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Curriculum Development, Program Development & Management, Grant Development and more. In her last position, Dr. Furlong served as the Executive Director for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE: http://ncore.occe.ou.edu/ ), this nation's premier and largest annual conference on race, ethnicity, equity, social justice and more and managed two revenue-generating Centers, namely, the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies (SWCHRS) and the National Conference Logistics Center (NCLC) at the University of Oklahoma.
Prior positions served by her are: Assistant to Provost, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Senior Policy, Planning Analyst and Development Officer, the University of Wisconsin System Administration's (UWSA); Executive Director, President's Office for Diversity & Global Initiatives; Research & Policy Analyst, UW Systems; Equity & Diversity Research Analyst,
UW—Madison and more. She has also served as the Global Diversity Advisor for NAFSA: Association of International Educators and serves actively on the Board for IASAS: International Association of Student Affairs and Services. She is also the founder of Institutional Globalization Consultants (IGC: www.globalize-campus.com).
Among a number of other responsibilities at the GLCA, as a speaker of both Hindi and Bengali she will staff our collaborative admissions initiative in India, support our diversity programs, and assist Joyce Budai with the Global Liberal Arts Alliance. Although Sumita is currently in the office, she will begin working full-time around the end of March.
Join GLCA in welcoming Sumita to the staff!