David Jeu was appointed as UC Berkeley’s assistant vice chancellor, international relations in August 2010. He leads a team that advances the reputation of UC Berkeley as one of the world’s preeminent public research universities by generating financial support for academic and institutional priorities from international constituencies.
He advises executive leadership and faculty on matters related to global partnerships, serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Engagement Office and supports the chancellor’s advancement related international travel.
Prior to joining Berkeley, he was director of global development at the University of Alberta, Canada. His nonprofit management career spans over 30 years in the higher education, health care, and social services sectors.
Jeu graduated from the University of Toronto in 1983 with an honors bachelor's degree in urban studies.
Emily Kessler brings more than 10 years of international development experience to her role as senior director of development, international at Georgetown University, most recently from Johns Hopkins University where she oversaw international fundraising with a portfolio focused on Asia.
She has a master's degree in international public policy, concentrating on China and Middle East Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and an undergraduate degree in art history and religious studies from the University of Oregon.
For over 30 years, Ed Hu has worked in the secondary and higher education arena. Ed currently serves as the Head of External Relations at Harvard-Westlake School, an independent grades 7-12 day school in Los Angeles, overseeing admissions, advancement, alumni relations, and communications. During his tenure as Chief Advancement Officer (from 2002 to 2014), he successfully oversaw the completion of a $175 million capital campaign in 2010 (with a total of $187 million raised).
Ed joined Harvard-Westlake School in 1994 and served as Associate Director of College Counseling and Dean of Juniors and Seniors before turning to advancement. He has also taught psychology, served as faculty advisor to the Asian American Awareness Club, the Straight-Gay Alliance, and Project 10.
Ed is currently a commissioner on the CASE Commission on Philanthropy. A native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Ed graduated from Brown University in 1987 with a degree in psychology. Ed also worked in college admissions at Occidental College and Brown University. For his alma mater, Ed has served in a number of volunteer positions, including the Brown Alumni Association Board of Governors, national co-chair of the Multicultural Alumni Committee, advisor to the Asian American Alumni Alliance, board member of the Association of Class Leaders, the Co-Coordinator of the Brown Alumni Schools Committee of Los Angeles, and the President's Advisory Council on Diversity.
Dr. Staples’ role as Executive Director of International Development at Princeton punctuates a 25-year career in higher education. He leads a team of frontline major gift officers focused on raising philanthropic gifts for university priorities.
Prior to serving in this role, he was the Director of Leadership Gifts at Princeton. Prior to arriving at Princeton in 2006, Dr. Staples served in a variety of external relations positions at Harvard University and the University of Illinois, his graduate alma mater. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky.
As director of international programs in the Johns Hopkins University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Hugh Sullivan leads the university and medical institutions’ international fundraising and external affairs. Hugh brings over a decade in professional and volunteer roles related to business development and education, with seven years at Johns Hopkins in progressive fundraising roles. Previously, he was Director of Advancement for Asia at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Hugh worked before that as an engineer in New Orleans and supported the international expansion of a private U.S. engineering company in Africa and the Middle East. He also spent two years teaching English in Hunan Province, People’s Republic of China, as a fellow with the Yale-China Association. Hugh holds a Master of International Public Policy degree in economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a Bachelor of Arts in Classics (Latin) from Yale University. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.
Jenn Wang is Senior Director of Development for International Advancement and Principal Gift Operations at The University of Texas at Austin. She has close to 10 years of experience at UT Austin in constituent relations and development. In her current role, Jenn leads the international advancement efforts at UT Austin, maintains a fundraising portfolio focused in Asia, and manages strategies to increase efficiencies and productivity for the university’s principal gifts team. Prior to this role, Jenn served as the inaugural development officer for UT Austin focused in Asia. She has also previously served as a strategic consultant for Civitas Learning, an education technology company supporting community colleges and universities in their student success efforts. Jenn received her B.S. in Education and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from UT Austin.