Effective March 2021, Paula Huntley assumed the position of Managing Director for the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), a Title VI center in Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Previously, Paula served as the Center’s Study Abroad Director since its inception in 2009.
As Managing Director, Paula manages day-to-day operations of the Center, leads the planning and execution of the Center’s signature activities, and serves as liaison to the Center’s Advisory Council and other key stakeholders including the Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Consortium and the U.S. Department of Education. Paula is committed to bringing an organized, engaging approach to CIBER’s operations which promotes GSU CIBER’s mission to serve and continuously advance the nation’s business leadership and globally competitive economy.
As a seasoned professional, Paula has accumulated substantial expertise in grant administration and project management associated with federal awards. She has been instrumental in the planning and implementation of GSU-CIBER’s annual pedagogy workshops and case competitions, two of the signature events held by GSU CIBER. In addition, she served as administrator for a Title VI – Business and International Education (BIE) grant. Most recently, she has been overseeing the planning and implementation of GSU-CIBER’s Webinar Series, offered as a joint project of the CIBER MSI Consortium.
Previously, as GSU-CIBER’s Study Abroad Program Director for GSU-CIBER, Paula developed The Coca-Cola Global Ambassador Scholarship program for first-generation college students to study abroad. Paula continues to work with the The Coca-Cola Foundation and maintains their support.
Paula has earned her bachelor’s degree in English and Education from Colgate University in New York. She is a member of the NAFSA, Georgia State University’s Leadership Academy for Women; Advancement of Women; and Phi Beta Delta, an international honor society. She has also served on several University and College committees including Staff Mentoring Committee, Robinson College of Business Dean’s Search, and Robinson College Business Managers Group. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Staff Initiatives Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Robinson College of Business.
Paula received the Georgia State University Staff Award for Global Engagement. She has received the Robinson College of Business Customer Service Award for outstanding service to GSU students and the community at large. Paula volunteers with the Jeannette Rankin Scholarship Fund, which supports women breaking free of generational poverty, ages thirty-five and older across the United States, to build better lives in their pursuit of secondary education.