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Office of International Programs Staff
Donna Scarboro, Ph.D.
Donna Scarboro oversees numerous activities worldwide which help strengthen and sustain GW’s commitment to educating global citizens and engaging in service abroad. As Associate Provost for International Programs, she is responsible for GW’s international centers, study abroad, and international academic exchange partnerships. Dr. Scarboro has been with GW since 1983, having served previously as lecturer of Honors and English as well as assistant vice president for Special and International Programs.
Vanessa Brimner manages financial, budgetary, and statistical accounting for the Office of International Programs, including the Office for Study Abroad. She holds a Bachelor’s of Interdisciplinary Studies in Political Science and Public Administration with minors in Economics and International Geography from Arizona State University. Vanessa is an active member and volunteer with the Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women and tutors D.C. elementary school students.
Shawn Lenker supports key aspects of GW’s international relations through the management of operational risks associated with the university's activities abroad. Shawn also works with parties on campus and throughout the world to facilitate the negotiation and settlement of international agreements. He holds a B.A. in International Relations from Lehigh University and an M.S. in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh.
Jennifer Skiba helps manage the Carlos Slim Scholars Program, a partnership between GW and the Fundación Carlos Slim in Mexico, working closely with the Slim Scholars and across university departments and schools to coordinate program requirements and create leadership experiences for the students. She also provides support to other sponsored global scholars and international visiting delegations, and contributes to reporting on GW’s international programs and activities. Jennifer holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. in International Relations from Ewha Womans University in Korea.
Francesca Piemonte Slesinger
For Office for Study Abroad staff information, please visit the Office for Study Abroad staff page.
International Programs and Study Abroad staff at home and abroad were among winners, finalists and nominees for the 2011 GW Service Excellence Awards celebrating exceptional service.