Tom Dowd

Tom Dowd

Senior Director of Globalization, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver

Greater Denver Area
Higher Education

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Tom Dowd's Summary

20+ years as a U.S.-based higher education administrator with a domestic and international focus.

Specialties: Global strategy development and realization; relationship development and management; domestic and international program design, development, delivery, and evaluation; marketing: external & internal; adult education; high-content educational travel programs for post-collegiate market.

Tom Dowd's Experience

Senior Director of Globalization

University of Denver, Daniels College of Business

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

September 2009Present (5 years 1 month) Greater Denver Area

The Daniels Office of Globalization helps coordinate the College’s global research, outreach, travel opportunities and recruitment efforts. The Office of Globalization is responsible for creating and enhancing a global perspective throughout the College through curricula, global experiences and a rich professional and alumni network. The office is also a portal for visiting international scholars and scholar-exchange programs.

My office is charged with integrating, focusing and expanding the international engagement of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. This includes guiding Daniels globalization activities, increasing international engagement and enhancing the College’s reputation. My work includes developing the global strategy for the College, managing the approval of faculty-led international programs and the development of international graduate student exchange agreements for the College. I also coordinate the intake of visiting international scholars, work closely with international alumni as well as international corporate partners, and oversee the College’s comprehensive annual audit of global activities. In my role, I am a member of the Daniels Management Council, Chair of the Daniels International Issues Task Force and the Daniels Globalization Committee, and serve on the University of Denver’s International Council and International Student Affairs Council. I have been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Department of Commerce Rocky Mountain District Export Council.

International Program Development & International Program Faculty

University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business, Executive Education

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2006January 2012 (6 years 1 month) Notre Dame, Indiana - London, England - Israel/Palestine - China

Designed, developed, marketed, and delivered high-content arts & letters and business education programs at the University of Oxford, England, the Notre Dame Centre in London, at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem, Israel, and in Palestine for post-collegiate adults. These programs offered participants a focused, substantive engagement with the rich intellectual life of great universities and other educational partners. A common program evaluation response was that spending time with an extraordinary faculty in a historic setting focusing on an important topic was a life/career-changing experience. Direct credit-bearing Executive MBA International Immersion Program in China. Represent the College’s interests in projects and on committees within the University, including participation in development of Provost Office’s Strategic Plan for Internationalism at Notre Dame.

Independent Consultant - Educational Travel Design

January 2006November 2007 (1 year 11 months)

Designed, developed, marketed, and delivered high-content Arts & Letters based educational travel programs in U.S. and England for a variety of clients.

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

April 1989January 2006 (16 years 10 months) Charlottesville, Virginia Area

Worked in the U.Va. School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS), née Division of Continuing Education. Charged with originating, designing, developing, marketing, delivering, and evaluating high-content (extensive classroom time) educational travel programs for adults. Managed a wide-ranging series portfolio of open enrollment, noncredit programs with an arts and sciences focus in the United States and Western Europe (Jefferson Symposium Virginia Architecture, Civil War Conference, The Seminars at the University of Oxford, The Paris Seminars, World War II in Europe). Supervised multi-functional teams in execution of logistical details for all programs. Developed and oversaw marketing campaigns to attract alumni and non-alumni adult travel-learners to programs. Built, monitored, and evaluated budgets for all programs. Assisted the SCPS Dean and the President’s Office on special projects. Elected to University’s General Faculty Council and served on or led numerous internal and external committees. In response to a request from President’s office, researched, created, marketed, obtained and managed budget for, and coordinated all details for inauguration of successful series of international programs at Trinity College, University of Oxford, England. Recruited and worked effectively with top program faculty from the University and from international and domestic partner universities. Involved, successfully, with development efforts to benefit SCPS generally and my portfolio of programs specifically. Operated entrepreneurially within University system. Created for-profit series of professionally recorded lectures on CD from the annual Jefferson Symposium.

Tom Dowd's Honors and Awards

  • Denver-Tokyo Inaugural Delegation

    • June 2013

    Invited by Marjorie Smith, Associate Dean, Director, International Student Admission at University of Denver, to represent the University of Denver in intercultural exchange delegation led by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock to celebrate the inauguration of direct United Airlines service between Denver and Tokyo. During the delegation's visit to Tokyo I joined colleagues from other Colorado institutions of higher education as part of StudyColordo,, meetings at the U.S. Embassy with EducationUSA and representatives from government and private Japanese higher education sectors. Also participated in student recruiting activities, alumni engagement, and economic development events.

Tom Dowd's Projects

  • Presentation: Impact of Globalization on Student Career-Building Strategies

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Tom Dowd's Skills & Expertise

  1. Program Management
  2. Program Development
  3. Program Evaluation
  4. Relationship Management
  5. Marketing
  6. Event Planning
  7. Leadership
  8. Public Speaking
  9. Research
  10. Teaching
  11. Fundraising
  12. Student Affairs
  13. Intercultural Relations
  14. Community Outreach
  15. Social Media
  16. Grant Writing
  17. Higher Education
  18. Nonprofits
  19. Volunteer Management
  20. International Relations
  21. International Development
  22. International Education
  23. Cross-cultural Competence
  24. Globalization
  25. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  26. Curriculum Design
  27. Data Analysis
  28. Grants
  29. Budgets
  30. Leadership Development
  31. Management
  32. Adult Education
  33. Intercultural Communication
  34. Proposal Writing
  35. Staff Development
  36. Policy Analysis
  37. Organizational Development
  38. Qualitative Research
  39. Workshop Facilitation
  40. Community Development
  41. Philanthropy
  42. Sustainability
  43. Public Policy
  44. Editing
  45. Policy
  46. Alumni Relations
  47. Admissions
  48. Strategic Communications
  49. Annual Giving

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Tom Dowd's Education

St. Edmund High School

Tom Dowd's Additional Information

Groups and Associations:

University of Notre Dame, American Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, Co-founder Virginia Festival of the Book, 2nd Street Gallery Board of Directors-Past, Charlottesville Albemarle Chamber of Commerce Tourism Council-Past, University of Virginia Jefferson Symposium-Past, University of Virginia Civil War Conference-Past, University of Virginia Seminars at Oxford, England-Past, University of Virginia Paris Seminars-Past, Virginia Film Festival-Past, University of Virginia General Faculty Council-Past, UCEA-Past, National Maritime Union-Past

Honors and Awards:

-2012: Appointed to the Rocky Mountain District Export Council by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
-2008-Trinity College, Oxford, England - a Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans' (Japanese Cedar) was planted in the front quad lawn by the College to memorialize my long working relationship with Trinity.

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