We are excited to welcome you to our 2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship Public Management Institute! The Leadership Institute at Bridgewater State University will provide a well-rounded public management curriculum and support an enriching learning experience for all our Fellows. All our staff and members of the campus community are looking forward to engaging with you.
Members of the team include:
- Dr. Wing-kai To, Institute Director and Administrative Co-Director
- Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi, Academic Co-Director
- Dr. Mia Ortiz, Academic Co-Director
- Ms. Stephanie Hamilton, Common Leadership Curriculum Coordinator
- Mr. Shawn Flynn, Common Leadership Curriculum Coordinator
- Ms. Catherine Hayes, Administrative Coordinator
- Ms. Sasha Link, Communications Coordinator
- Mr. Vincent Pellegrino, Program Coordinator
- Ms. Eni Ogunbayo, Program Assistant
- Mr. John Mayo, Program Assistant
- Mr. Kendall French, Program Assistant
- Ms. Susan Williams, Program Assistant
About the Mandela Washington Fellowship's BSU Team
Dr. Wing-kai To
Institute Director and Administrative Co-Director
Dr. Wing-kai To is the Assistant Provost and Senior International Officer at Bridgewater State University. He oversees international operations at the University and has been involved with the Mandela Washington Fellowship Institute since 2016. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi
Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi is a Professor of Communication Studies and the Director of Global Programs at Bridgewater State University. Al-Obaidi coordinates global programs and faculty initiatives for global engagement. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Dr. Mia Ortiz
Dr. Mia Ortiz is a Professor of Criminal Justice and Internship Coordinator in the Department of Criminal Justice at Bridgewater State University. She is also the coordinator of the family advocacy network. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Stephanie Hamilton
Common Leadership Curriculum Coordinator
Ms. Stephanie Hamilton is a Staff Associate in Talent Development and Engagement at Bridgewater State University. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Mr. Shawn Flynn
Common Leadership Curriculum Coordinator
Mr. Sean Flynn is Director of Employment Services in Human Resources at Bridgewater State University. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Catherine Hayes
Ms. Catherine Hayes s a recent graduate from Bridgewater State University with an M.A. in English and was a graduate assistant for Global Programs in the Minnock Institute for Global Engagement. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Ms. Sasha Link
Ms. Sasha Link is an interdisciplinary part-time faculty member in the English, Communication Studies, and Political Science departments at Bridgewater State University and a Staff Assistant for Marketing for the Minnock Institute for Global Engagement. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Vincent Pellegrino
Mr. Vincent Pellegrino is a graduate of Worcester State University and former office assistant for the Minnock Institute for Global Engagement. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Ms. Eni Ogunbayo
Ms. Eni Ogunbayo is an undergraduate student at Bridgewater State University. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. John Mayo
Mr. John Mayo is a graduate student at Bridgewater State University and a graduate assistant in the office of Graduate Student Services. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Mr. Kendall French
Mr. Kendell French is an undergraduate student at Bridgewater State University. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Susan Williams
Ms. Susan Williams is Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Provost/Senior International Officer, to the Director of Global Programs, and to The Journal of International Women's Studies in the Minnock Institute for Global Engagement at Bridgewater State University. She serves as the budget manager and event coordinator at the Minnock Institute for Global Engagement in support of global studies programs. She has a BA in English Literature from Emerson College and is the author of several published works of short fiction. She can be reached at email@example.com.