Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development
Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am

ACUI IASAS ACPA Webinar Series

Join ACUI, IASAS, and ACPA's Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development for a series of FREE Webinars featuring well known experts and speakers from around the world. Each Webinar will address a topic critical to student affairs and services, including diversity of structures of student affairs in different regions and countries around the world, different roles and functions of students within student affairs and universities, focussed discussions on mental health, free speech, SDG and sustainability, race and equality, gender and other relevant issues such as counseling, residences and community building and many more.

The series started in October 2019 and continues through June 2020 with approximately one Webinar each month. 

Webinar #2:

Sustainability Around the World

Thursday, Nov. 14 at 9 AM EST (1 PM GMT)

This webinar addresses sustainability efforts on campus, and what different campuses offer with regard to sustainability promotion and action. 

Register at​ (Please note that this event is FREE. You will, however, need to set up a profile through ACUI to register.)

This Webinar will be recorded. The recording of the Webinar will be posted on our Website under Archived Webinars:

Sustainability Webinar flyer

More Information about our Speakers:

Dr. Justin Mog
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
University of Louisville, USA
Justin Mog

Dr. Justin Mog joined the University of Louisville administration in August 2009 as the university’s first Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives. He earned his B.S. in Environmental Studies & Geology from Oberlin College (OH) and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Environmental Studies. Justin was a Fulbright scholar to the Philippines in 2001, where he did his dissertation research on developing and applying a framework for evaluating sustainable rural development programs. Before coming to Louisville, Justin served three years in Peace Corps - Paraguay where he and his wife worked with farm families and NGOs to promote sustainable rural prosperity. He seeks an Earth restored and lives his life accordingly. 

Rose Armour
Head of AUS Sustainability
American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Rose Armour

Rose holds a Master of Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon and a BA in Natural Resource Management from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining AUS, Rose worked with the social Innovation Fund (SIF) in Washington, DC, an initiative of President Barak Obama in which evidence-based programs and interventions were funded to promote social justice and innovation across America. Prior to joining SIF, Rose worked with Peace Corps/Fiji as the Director of Programming and Training, training volunteers to address environmental and health issues facing the country. She also worked with Peace Corps/Burkina Faso, West Africa as a Program Officer for Small Enterprise Development focusing on the economical benefits of sustainable agribusiness and ecotourism opportunities within the country. Rose served as the Assistant Director for the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) Program at the University of Oregon, working to increase the capacity of rural communities to improve their economic, social and environmental conditions. Rose began her career with the Near East Foundation working with rural women’s associations in southern Morocco to address environmental impacts through income generation opportunities. Additionally, Rose served with Peace Corps/Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa as an Urban Environmental Management Volunteer. 

Dr. Joe Larragy
Lecturer in Social Policy
Maynooth University, Ireland

Joe Larragy

Dr Joe Larragy, Lecturer in Social Policy, He is PhD programme co-ordinator in Applied Social Studies and  Social Policy subject leader. He studied Economics and Sociology in Trinity College Dublin, and graduated with BA Mod (Sociology). He has an MA in Social Theory from UCC and a PhD in Social Policy from UCD. His doctoral research was on the Community and Voluntary Pillar in Social Partnership in Ireland 1987-2007.

In 2012 he founded Maynooth Green Campus, a major initiative that includes climate justice and sustainable practices. As a result of this work, MU has become the first University in Ireland to adopt a fossil free investment policy and is a leader in the University sector in promoting awareness around Climate Change and its social justice implications and in promoting divestment.



Scarlett Winters, ACUI

Scarlett Winters

Webinar #3:

Mental Health & Well-Being Around the World

Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 8 AM EST (12 PM GMT)

Learn from a panel of professionals from around the world about the issues related to and strategies utilized to address mental health and well-being at universities in their country.

Registration at (Please note that this event is FREE. You will, however, need to set up a profile through ACUI to register.)

This Webinar will be recorded. The recording of the Webinar will be posted on our Website under Archived Webinars:

Mental Health Around the World Webinar

More Information about our Speakers:

Dr. Hind Alrustamani
Acting Dean of Student Affairs
Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Hind Alrustamani

Hind is currently Acting Dean of Student Affairs Deanship (2019) at Zayed University and the Director of Student Counseling Center (2017). Hind has been working in Tabyeen Center for Research and Training in Dubai since 2012. During 2006-2011, she established Aura and Color Center in Geneva and dealt with a multinational community and families in transition.


Hind has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Webster University, Geneva, and obtained Masters degree in Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Biochemistry from Imperial College, UK.

Mr. Charl Davids
Deputy Director: Centre for Student Counselling and Development
Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Charl Davids

Mr. Charl Davids is a registered psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. He is a former Youth Programme Manager at Selfhelp Manenberg; Training Department Manager (Trauma Centre for the Survivors of Violence and Torture, CPT) and Principal Psychologist (South African Police Services, CPT). He started his private practice in 2003. He joined UWC's Psychology Department in 2006, where he lectured at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In, 2016/17 he held the position of HOD of the Department of Psychology (UWC) and 2013 - 2015 the Deputy Head. He is currently the Deputy Director at the Centre for Student Counselling and Development at Stellenbosch University. Since 2018 he also serves as the SADC regional Coordinator of the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR).

Dr. Christie White
Executive Director, Student Success and Wellbeing
University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Christie White

Dr. Christie White is the President of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association Inc. (ANZSSA) supporting professional staff working in post-secondary education to enhance student engagement, participation, wellbeing and development.  A Psychologist by trade, she is also the Executive Director of Student Success and Wellbeing at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Australia where her portfolio includes health and wellness services to students.

Dr. Sharon L. Mitchell
Senior Director of Student Wellness and Director of Counseling Services
University at Buffalo, USA

Sharon Mitchell

Sharon Mitchell is the Senior Director of Student Wellness and Director of Counseling Services at the University at Buffalo. She is the current President of the Association for College and University Counseling Center Directors.  She has worked as a counseling center administrator, staff psychologist and faculty in higher education institutions for more than 25 years.  She has presented nationally and published research on emerging adulthood, group counseling, racial identity development, interpersonal violence, eating disorders, suicide prevention, international college students and college counseling center organizational structures. 

Mr. Nic Streatfield
Head of Student Support & Wellbeing
University of East London, UK

Nic Streatfield

Nic Streatfield is Head of Student Support & Wellbeing at University of East London. He is Vice Chair (Professional Development) of AMOSSHE, the student services organisation, and is a co-author of the Sage publication, ‘Student Mental Health & Wellbeing in Higher Education: A practical guide’. Nic has written the module on confidence, self-esteem & resilience for Oxford University Press’ ‘Being Well, Living Well’ programme and has presented nationally, and internationally, on a range of student experience matters.


Dr. Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo
General Secretary 
Vice Provost for Student Life
American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Lisa Moscaritolo

Dr. Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo is the Vice Provost for Student Life at the American University of Sharjah.  Before moving to the United Arab Emirates, Lisa served as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean for Students at Pace University in New York for twelve years. Lisa has a Doctorate in Leadership from Barry University in Miami. She is the Secretary-General for the International Association of Student Affairs and Services (IASAS) based in Brussels.


Past Webinars

Webinar #1:

University Services Around the World

Learn from a panel of professionals from around the world about the structure and current issues in Student Services in their country.

A recording of the Webinar is posted at

University Services Around the World