Gretchen Dobson is Vice President, International Alumni & Graduate Services and Managing Director, Australia for Academic Assembly, Inc.

Her division leads institutions, governments and member-based organizations towards sustainable international alumni engagement strategies and solutions.  Academic Assembly actively seeks partnerships with organizations to help universities grow and prosper internationally.  The company provides planning strategy and support, coaching and where needed, contracted services to education institutions worldwide and takes a philosophy of building, buying or licensing what is needed to assure the success of their clients.  Sales and partnership inquiries should be directed to  Academic Assembly.

One such partnership is the Alumni Homestay Network (AHN), co-designed by Gretchen Dobson.  AHN responds to an immediate need today to help universities in America and Australia become more intentional in supporting their Printglobal strategy by creating more cross-culturally literate and inclusive campuses that welcome international students to their communities and their countries. The next generation of international students and scholars will remember that alumni made the difference and institutions have the opportunity to better engage their alumni and provide a real welcome to the local community. AHN’s model rewards success for partnering institutions  To learn more about this program visit Alumni Homestay Network