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Staff : Dru Simmons

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Dru Simmons


International Risk Manager

Dru Simmons





MA, World History, State University of New York 
BA, Political Science, Messiah College
Certificate in Terrorism Studies, University of St. Andrews 


Coordinates policies, procedures and activities associated with the safety and welfare of students, faculty and staff traveling abroad for study or university business as well as the safeguarding of institutional interests abroad. Areas include facilitation of the International Travel Policy Committee (ITPC), coordinating the training program for faculty and staff program leaders, managing the supplemental international insurance contract, fulfilling compliance with federal regulation and execution of 24/7 emergency response services for international incidents. 

Transformational Overseas Experience

In my junior year of my undergraduate degree I enrolled in a three week cross-cultural program to Costa Rica and Belize as a substitute for my final course of the language requirement. The experience led me to enroll in additional Spanish language courses, and spending my entire final semester in Costa Rica and a year-long internship in Costa Rica following graduation. Upon returning to the United States, I shifted my area of academic focus and enrolled in a MA program to further my studies.