David B. Woodward, President, American Consortium of Universities
David is Founder of DAVID WOODWARD & ASSOCIATES LLC (DW), President of the American Consortium of Universities, a Principal of Yunity LLC, and the Senior Advisor for Strategic Outreach for INTERLINK International Institutes. He has previously served as Special Assistant for International Relations for Seattle Pacific University, Senior Advisor for American University of Sharjah Enterprises LLC, and President & CEO of Associates in Cultural Exchange (1998 to 2016). David has led multi-site organizations nationally, marketing and outreach internationally, corporate board and organizational development, and setting up strategic relationships worldwide. He has coordinated the formation of several key international marketing consortia, and collaborative initiatives across professional disciplines. In addition, David has initiated the development of various business startups and educational projects involving small businesses, universities, corporations, and government agencies within the U.S. and in peer regions of the world.
David was born in Iran where he spent his early youth and developed a fascination for languages and cultures of the world becoming fluent in Persian, French and Arabic. David holds a Master of Education in Higher Education with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language, a Master of Arts in Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Washington. Over his teaching and administrative career David has presented extensively in forums and conferences on international education, cross-cultural communication, language education, international program administration, and Middle East civilization. A NAFSA member since 1987, David most recently served as the IEM KC Sponsored Program Liaison.
Publication: Managing a Successful International Admissions Office: NAFSA’s Guide to International Admissions (contributing author), Mar 1, 2017.