Carol Zachs Leiner

Senior Director, Global Engagement


Carol Zachs has worked in the field of international education for over 20 years.  As Senior Director, Global Engagement, she is responsible for implementing SFU’s global engagement, and promoting and enhancing SFU’s profile domestically and internationally through the development and oversight of SFU’s global strategies across regions, sectors and faculties; and of partnerships with academia, government, private sector, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic corps, and international organizations. Prior to joining SFU, Carol oversaw the study and research abroad program at UBC where she was responsible for strategic development of institutional partnerships and co-curricular intercultural learning programs. She has worked abroad in Denmark and for WUSC/Uniterra in Ghana. She holds a Masters of Education from UBC with a focus on globalization and adult learning, and an Executive MBA from SFU. She is also co-founder and former co-chair of the CBIE International Relations Professional Learning Community.