International Enrollment Management (IEM)


Recruiting in your Own Backyard: how to reach international students in high schools

Friday, November 15
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Location: Baltimore

Many institutions have discovered the benefits of recruiting international students from U.S. high schools but fewer are familiar with secondary pathway programs or providers working to bring secondary students to the US. Attendees will learn about this popular new model and how to strategically and cost effectively engage with program providers.

Learning Objectives:

Lisa Besso

Founding Partner
Global Ed Professionals

With over 20 years working in international education, Lisa Besso is currently served as Vice President for Standards with EnglishUSA. Lisa has held executive leadership roles with several private organizations delivering pathway programs at institutions of higher education and secondary education institutions. Lisa has run intensive English programs at two universities and has been responsible for the operations of large chains of intensive English programs both in North America and Australia.

Lisa is currently Co-Founder of Global Education Professionals, a non-profit consultancy that works with educational institutions, helping them achieve their internationalization goals.


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Jeff Hutcheson

Founding Partner
Global Ed Professionals

Jeff has worked in international education for almost 30 years, beginning with his first EFL teaching position at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok to his work with ELS Educational Services, Inc., building cross-border partnerships for higher education exchange and delivery. Over this span, Jeff’s professional focus has been on higher education internationalization, working with partner schools, government agencies, and associations in building student pipelines and providing environments for student success. Jeff’s experience includes Student Affairs, Accreditation, Immigration Compliance, and Student Engagement both in and outside the classroom. Jeff has served as Chair of NAFSA Region VII and on the Executive Board of EnglishUSA. Jeff and his wife reside in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and have three successful children.


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