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MSM LIVE! Expert Interact: The American Presidential Election 2020 and the Future of Higher Education

Join us as leading higher education experts discuss the forthcoming elections and the future that the new administration will hold for higher education and the international students who study or wish to go to US colleges and universities.


The United States remains the no. 1 study destination for international students worldwide.

However, this position is threatened by several factors, foremost of which is government policy. Some experts even outrightly point to a leadership crisis affecting the quality of higher education in the country and its appeal to international students.

The Trump administration has made changes to the immigration system more than any other US president. International student numbers in America have dropped for three years straight since 2016, when Pres. Donald Trump first assumed office. The number of student visas issued is on the downtrend, and new proposals hound the time that international students are allowed to stay in the US, as well as the Optional Practical Training they can get after graduation.

What are the immediate and long-term impacts of the results of the November election on higher education and the country’s leadership in the international education market?

How can colleges and universities support students after the election?

How do we pick up the pieces in the wake of the deep political polarization and lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic?

We discuss the hard questions and more with the experts in this MSM Live! webinar, brought to you by M Square Media (MSM), a leading service provider that builds global and in-country offices for higher education institutions in the US, Canada, UK, and other leading destination countries.

This MSM Live! webinar features speakers Dr. Deborah Freund, President Emerita at Claremont Graduate University, and Fred Siegel, Former Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management, George Washington University. It will be moderated by Dr. Alex Parnia, MSM USA President.


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International Education Strategies for Small Rural Colleges and Universities During and After the Pandemic

On June 29, 2020, Dr. DeWayne Frazier, PhD will join us at an MSM Live! session to deliver essential insights for how small rural colleges and universities can weather the global pandemic storm. This will be a great chance for education executives and advocates to find out the best approaches and opportunities.

Overcome the challenges and achieve beyond expectations with us at MSM Live! Expert Interact: International Education Strategies for Small Rural Colleges and Universities During and After the Pandemic, to be moderated by MSM president for the US, Dr. Alex Parnia.

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DeWayne P. Frazier, Ph.D. (Speaker)

University Provost
Iowa Wesleyan University

Academic entrepreneur DeWayne P. Frazier, PhD, has contributed years’ worth of impact to international education stage with enrollment growth through creative academic programming. He is currently provost to Iowa Wesleyan University, where his expertise has resulted in an incredible 500% increase in international student enrollment.

Dr. Alex Parnia (Moderator)


Dr. Alex Parnia brings more than 30 years of experience performing a variety of successful roles at academic institutions, from being a faculty member to college dean to president. He specializes in exponentially increasing revenue for academic institutions and creating and teaching leadership and management programs.

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Glow Ed Panel Discussion: Shaping our Future Together - Post COVID-19

What does a post COVID-19 future look like?

Imagine that future and get answers to pressing questions at the Glow-Ed Panel Discussion: Shaping Our Future Together – Post COVID-19, happening on May 6th, 1:00 to 2:30 PM PST. This event is proudly hosted by .

Panelists , , and draw from their rich experience as leaders in the language sector, , and business to offer a productive conversation – one that’s necessary in the current times.

Glow-Ed co-founder , who is also CEO of Global University Systems, Canada, will moderate the panel.

MSM Expert Interact: The Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education


Marguerite J. Dennis (Speaker)

International Educational Consultant

Marguerite J. Dennis has served as a higher education administrator for 30 years, at St. John’s University in New York, Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and Suffolk University in Boston.

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Donna Hooker (Moderator)

President, Higher Ed, MSM

Donna has worked in international education for more than 30 years. She has a comprehensive knowledge of policy and practise in global public post-secondary education systems. She joined MSM after an excellent client experience and is now the President of MSM HigherED.

Learn from seasoned professional in international education

MSM gathers senior management, international advisory board members, professionals from our partner institutions, and top-calibre industry experts to share their knowledge and insights on international education in a series of webinars. Stay informed of the current changes, trends, and development in the sector through our Expert Interact webinar series.


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