Executive Director of JWU Global
Loren directs BRIDGE Center and Providence Campus-wide international and intercultural engagement, outcomes assessment, cultivation of collaboration and engagement. Loren is the parent of four children, the spouse of a small business owner, and has been an educator and activist for almost 30 years. She has worked in a variety of educational environments - from preschool to graduate school - and is deeply committed to culturally responsive, transformative teaching and learning. She thrives on making and sustaining connections with people and places, everywhere she goes. Loren is so grateful to be a part of the dynamic global and international education community at JWU. She is especially fortunate to be doing the work she loves best through the BRIDGE Center, which means she is able to be in relationship with diverse members of the JWU community every single day.
Coordinator for JWU Global
Marybeth is the department coordinator for JWU Global. She supports the executive director and is also the Incoming Exchange coordinator. She has been with Johnson & Wales since 2011 and brought with her many years experience in different areas of customer service and still gets the most satisfaction from helping others, coworkers and students alike. She especially loves working with the exchange students who come here from all over the world. A native Rhode Islander, she loves the sense of community, pride and compassion at JWU and has gone through Green Dot bystander intervention training as well as suicide prevention training, in order to be a more active and aware participant in the community.