The Moran Center welcomed Gloria Angel as the inaugural program administrator in early November. She has been an international educator for nearly two decades and started her career at Temple University with International Student and Scholar Services. Using her language skills, she assisted international students with I-20 visa applications and requirements. She was promoted to an international recruiter for the MBA/MS programs and concentrated on students from Central and South America. She addressed student inquiries while vetting English language skills to identify successful applicants. She traveled with the Global MBA team and recruited students from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Mexico.
Angel’s next role was as assistant director of Temple CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research), housed in the Institute of Global Management Studies, where she worked with MCGL Director Kim Cahill for six years. CIBER specialized in supporting and promoting international business education, research and outreach on campus, in the city and throughout the region. During her tenure, she developed a social media platform and marketing initiatives that increased the number of business students participating in study abroad by 500 percent. She served as the academic advisor for the International Business program and advised the student-led International Business Association, helping with outreach, programming and events.
Angel became a certified US Passport Acceptance agent and created a biannual Passport Night that raised over $10,000 to fund qualifying students to support their study abroad experiences. She also created a blog initiative where students would actively post on their experience abroad, which became a powerful marketing tool.
More recently, Angel served as a consultant for the State of Delaware’s Division of Corporate and International Development, helping them revise and update the STEP (State Trade Expansion Program) grant application that was successfully funded. She has worked with re-entering citizens in resume workshops for the Philadelphia Works initiative. She has supported youth groups including the Pennsylvania Ballet summer camp and worked as a bilingual classroom assistant at the Honorable Luis Muñoz Marin Elementary School. Angel leads an English conversation course weekly at the Free Library and has conducted translation and interpretation services in Spanish for the City of Philadelphia.
Angel earned certification from the International Educators Academy at Temple University and as an English as a Second Language (ESL) tutor from the Adult Education Academy with the City of Philadelphia. She has a BBA in International Business and Marketing with a minor in Romance Languages from Temple University.