Spring 2021

International Spotlights: Jordan Anderson

Jordan Anderson is Brenau University’s Director of International Students and Programs.

Jordan Anderson speaks many languages. In addition to her native English, the Brenau director of international initiatives counts among her linguistic repertoire Spanish, Japanese, German and Mandarin — the last of which has helped her form a special bond with the university’s Chinese students. While Anderson typically helps international students transition to Brenau through support […]

Building bridges

Rosi Ponce brings world of experience to Brenau’s international endeavors Prior to starting her role as executive director of international strategy and partnerships at Brenau in August 2020, Rosi Ponce spent most of her adulthood living in countries all over the world. Growing up in Panama, Ponce’s interests and views were impacted by protests and […]

Our Shared Future

Preparing Brenau students for the global world at our doorsteps Asign at the Georgia Welcome Center on I-85 that reads, “Georgia Welcomes the World,” serves as a great reminder as Brenau University faculty prepare students to live extraordinary lives, including leading and thriving in a global workplace. The world has indeed come to Georgia. According […]

Skleder represents Brenau on diversity and inclusion panel

Screenshot of Zoom conversation among 5 university presidents.

Brenau University President Anne Skleder participated in a panel as part of the Focus Atlanta Official Virtual Launch Conference in November on the topic of Inclusive Education: Diversity and its impact on upward mobility. Skleder was one of four Georgia college presidents to serve on the panel moderated by Belle Wheelan, president of the Southern […]

Skleder appoints Working Group on Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence

For more information about the Working Group on Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence please contact email them at diversity@brenau.edu. Brenau University is taking tangible steps to ensure it becomes a leader in diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. During the tumultuous days of last summer as the country was reeling from the senseless deaths of George […]

PT professor, student named to diversity groups

Fredy Solis, assistant professor of physical therapy, represents Brenau University and the Department of Physical Therapy as a member of the newly formed Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) consortium, created by the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy. The purpose of the DEI consortium is to advocate for change that supports increased accessibility and opportunities […]

Brenau Board of Trustees appoints two new members

The Brenau University Board of Trustees recently added an award-winning journalist and alumna as well as a local CEO with long experience in medical management and strong community connections as its newest members. Maria Ebrahimji, a 1998 graduate of The Women’s College and a partner at C5 Collective, and Amelia “Mimi” Collins, CEO of Longstreet […]

Suited for Success

Family roots and a Brenau education instill confidence in university’s board vice chair Business leadership, a strong work ethic and generosity are hardwired into the family roots of new Brenau University Board of Trustees Vice Chair Emmie Henderson Howard, WC ’01, and she appreciates those same qualities in the university she now helps to govern. […]

Innovation in Education

Entrepreneurial spirit guides Brenau’s board chair By Ben McDade As one of the principal partners of a thriving business, new Brenau University Board of Trustees Chair Mike Smith understands the rewards of taking a chance and managing risks and says those same dynamics are at play every day at Brenau. Smith is president of SteelCell, […]

Advancing diversity and internationalization

Anne A. Skleder

In this edition of Brenau Window, you will read about two important initiatives — diversity, equity and inclusive excellence, and internationalization of our campuses — that are surfacing as part of our strategic planning efforts and the steps we are taking to address them. These two initiatives go hand in hand as they will help […]

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