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.
Steve Staples’ role as executive director of international development at Princeton University punctuates a 25-year career in higher education. He leads a team of front-line major gift officers focused on raising philanthropic gifts for university priorities. Previously, he was the director of leadership gifts at Princeton. As a regional manager during the university’s five-year "Aspire" campaign, Staples and his team were instrumental in helping to achieve the record-breaking total of $1.88 billion in 2012.
Prior to arriving at Princeton in 2006, Staples served in a variety of external relations positions at Harvard University and the University of Illinois, his graduate alma mater. He holds his 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.