Dr. George F. Kacenga, M Square Media Assistant Vice President, University Relations, was recently elected Chair of the International Enrollment Management Knowledge Community (IEM KC) for NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
In a letter to Kacenga, NAFSA senior director Caroline Donovan White says that Kacenga was elected to serve as a chair-elect because of his commitment to the core mission of the organization and his willingness to serve in this critical leadership role. “We look forward to your active participation in leadership in forging the future growth and impact of NAFSA,” White adds.
Kacenga’s term as Chair-elect of the IEM KC begins on January 1, 2023. He will provide leadership for the development and dissemination of knowledge needed by professionals engaged in international enrollment management. The IEM KC provides professional development opportunities, programs, and resources for those in the fields of admissions, credential evaluation, marketing and recruitment, intensive English programs, sponsored program administration, and overseas educational advising.
Kacenga has been a champion of international higher education for over 20 years. Before his role at M Square Media, he served as a senior international officer at highly ranked, public and private academic institutions, where he worked on intensive English programs, international recruitment, immigration, education abroad, and global partnerships.
His expertise and reputation have been further honed through engagement as a community member, including professional roles and participation in the American International Recruitment Council (as a past president), NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the Association of International Education Administrators, and the Federal Education Association.
“The landscape in international education is always changing. To thrive, practitioners need to be conscious of three domains; global, emergent, and their individual enterprise. As the Chair-elect of the International Enrollment Management Knowledge Community, I’d be positioned to aid professional development by sharing and creating meaningful information that transcends geography and professional position descriptions,” Kacenga shares. “I believe that the students we serve thrive when we are all innovating to meet their needs, and I believe the future of international higher education is bright.”