Ohio International Consortium

About Us

The Ohio International Consortium (OIC) was established in 1991 in order to identify, develop, and expand beneficial international relationships that might contribute to the enhancement of Ohio’s global profile and the international expertise and activities of the state’s public four-year universities.

The Ohio International Consortium serves to maximize existing resources and to minimize duplication through cooperation in the areas of student study abroad, internationalization of the curriculum, global opportunities for faculty, and in the discussion of issues concerning international students and scholars.

The four-year public universities of Ohio currently have exchange relationships, faculty research collaboration, and enrollments of international students and scholars from more than 150 countries around the world.

The Ohio International Consortium has the responsibility to coordinate and implement the inter-institutional agreement for pooled access to study abroad programs. The OIC has regular meetings at which issues of mutual interest related to international education are addressed.

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Voting Members

Bowling Green State University

Marcia Salazar-Valentine
Executive Director, International Programs & Partnerships
301 University Hall
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403

Phone: (419) 372-8185
Email: marcias@bgsu.edu

Central State University

Fahmi Abboushi
Director, Center of Global Education
1400 Brush Row Road
Wilberforce, Ohio 45384

Phone: (937) 376-6332
Email: fabboushi@centralstate.edu

Cleveland State University

Ali Soltanshahi
Director, Center for International Services & Programs
2121 Euclid Avenue, BH 411
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Phone: (216) 687-3910
Email: a.soltanshahi@csuohio.edu

Kent State University

Sarah Malcolm
Executive Director, Office of Global Education
106 Van Campen Hall
Kent, Ohio 44242

Phone: (330) 672-8655
Email: smalcolm@kent.edu

Miami University

Karla Guinigundo
Director, Global Partnerships, Global Initiatives
209 MacMilan Hall, 531 E. Spring St.
Oxford, Ohio 45056

Phone: (513) 529-5622
Email: guinigkm@miamioh.edu

Ohio State University

Fernando Unzueta
Associate Vice Provost for Global Strategies & International Affairs
144 Enarson Classroom Building, 2009 Millikin Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Phone: (614) 292-9214
Email: unzueta.1@osu.edu

Ohio University

Diane Cahill
Director, International Services and Operations
15 Park Place
Athens, Ohio 45701

Phone: (740) 593-4330
Email: cahilld@ohio.edu

Shawnee State University

Ryan Warner
Director, International Programs
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

Phone: (740) 351-3127
Email: rwarner@shawnee.edu

University of Akron

Robyn Brown 
Executive Director of Global Engagement
302 Buchtel Common, Suite 202
Akron, Ohio 44325

Phone: (330) 972-6798
Email: rkb@uakronedu

University of Cincinnati

Ron Cushing 
Director, International Services
7148 One Edwards Center, PO Box 210640
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221

Phone: (513) 556-2879
Email: cushinrb@ucmail.uc.edu

University of Toledo

Sara Clark 
Director of the Center of International Scholars & Programs
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, Ohio 43606

Phone: (419) 530-4039
Email: sara.clark2@utoledo.edu

Wright State University

Michelle Streeter-Ferrari
Director, University Center for International Education
E190 Student Union,  3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, Ohio 45435

Phone: (937) 775-5745
Fax: michelle.streeter@wright.edu

Youngstown State University

Nathan Myers
Associate Provost, International & Global Initiatives
One University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio 44555

Phone: (330) 941-3101
Fax: (330) 941-7169
Email: nrmyers@ysu.edu