Cornell Menking

Director of Global Gateway Program
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Cornell H. Menking is an international educator that has held senior positions at both U.S. and Latin American universities.  He has advised foreign governments and universities on topics such as leadership, higher education internationalization, accreditation, and English for speakers of other languages. He is multilingual (Spanish, Russian, West African Krio), has interdisciplinary interests (global education, educational leadership, pedagogy, assessment, learning and the brain, entrepreneurialism), and varied talents (musician, graphic/web design, artist, photographer, and outdoor sports).  Menking currently directs Study Group’s International Student Center at Baylor University.  Previously, he served as a professor and senior administrator at New Mexico State University (Vice Provost, Assoc. Professor), Kentucky State University (Assistant Vice President), Western Kentucky University (Chief International Officer), and Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador (Professor and various administrative positions). He served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone, West Africa, lived in Russia, and worked in Asia, India, and Latin America in the areas of leadership and sustainable development. He has a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University (1986), and a Master’s (1998) and Ph.D. (2003) from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.