David Clubb named director of Cranwell International Center
David Clubb has been named director of Cranwell International Center at Virginia Tech.
Clubb most recently served as assistant vice president for International Education at Norwich University in Vermont. In this position, he was responsible for integrating policies, programs, and initiatives across academic and student affairs to position the university as more globally oriented and connected.
The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently awarded Clubb a grant to participate in the 2015 Fulbright Seminar for U.S. International Education Administrators, which creates empowering connections with the societal, cultural, and higher education systems of other countries. Clubb will travel to Germany in October for the two-week seminar.
“I am pleased to welcome David as a member of the Dean of Students' overall advocacy leadership team,” said Tom Brown, dean of students. “David’s experience, along with his passion for serving as an advocate for international students, will complement our team and help to create the synergy needed for domestic and international student interaction.”
As director of Cranwell International Center, Clubb will provide leadership, vision, and operational management of a broad array of services to support a comprehensive international program. Cranwell International Center promotes intercultural exchange, fosters a welcoming environment, and enhances the experience of all university and community participants through quality programming, strong advocacy, collaboration, a dedicated facility, and valuable services.
“David Clubb has significant and meaningful experience related to international students and the globalization of higher education,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Patty Perillo. “He will lead the expansion of services, resources, and programs in Harper Hall, where the Cranwell Center is housed. In partnership with the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, he will advance the internationally focused living and learning community we are currently envisioning together in the residential spaces of Harper Hall.”
Clubb has more than 20 years of experience working in higher education, including student affairs, academic affairs, administration and policy, organizational development, planning, and advocacy building. For the past 15 years, he has served in various international education and international affairs positions, including as senior director of the University of Colorado’s Office of International Affairs.
Clubb received a bachelor of arts in religious studies from Elon University in North Carolina, a master of arts in intercultural studies from Columbia International University in South Carolina, and a master of business administration essentials certificate from the University of Pittsburgh.
“Higher education exists in, and is very much affected by, a world that is increasingly interconnected and interdependent,” said Clubb. “And in a world like that, and one in which global issues such as national security and economic growth hinge on our ability to understand other world languages and cultures, it has never been more important for universities like Virginia Tech to prepare students for productive and responsible citizenship in this globalized environment.”
Clubb will begin his new role Saturday, Aug. 1.
Written by Gus Wagner of Stafford, Virginia, a senior majoring in public relations in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.