Gannon University

Press Release from Gannon University:Erie, PA; Gannon University announced the appointment of Ashraf Zawaideh as associate vice president for international enrollment and affairs.

In this newly created position, Zawaideh will lead and coordinate a multi-departmental effort to attract, enroll, retain and serve international students and scholars for both degree and non-degree programs. International students represent about 10 percent of Gannon University’s total enrollment.

Zawaideh comes to Gannon from the University of New Haven (Conn.) where he was the director of international recruitment and government sponsored programs. In that position, he recruited the largest number of newly enrolled international students in UNH’s history. Through his relationships with international constituents and government officials in Washington, D.C., the Middle East, Europe and Asia, UNH enrolled more than 250 full-time international students.

Before coming to UNH, he was founding president of Zawaideh International Educational Services and held several positions at Quinnipiac University and the University of Bridgeport, where he received a Master of Science degree in counseling and human resources development. Zawaideh also holds a Master of Science degree in labor relations from the University of New Haven and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration degree from the University of Jordan, Amman.