Martin Bennett, a college admissions and education specialist with more than 20 years of experience in the United States and England, has been hired as the University of Findlay’s director of International Admissions and Services.
Bennett, who began working at UF earlier this month, specializes in utilizing new media in international student recruitment and the promotion of U.S. higher education to students overseas. He most recently had been a global social media consultant for British Council where he worked to enhance its social media strategy surrounding its IELTS exam. He had also worked for CollegeWeekLive to extend its online enrollment solutions platform to connect students with institutions, associations and consortia around the world. Additionally, his experience working for several years at he first outreach coordinator for the U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA advising network in 170 countries will serve to bolster UF’s new international strategic enrollment efforts.
Some other positions he has held include director of international services at Ball State University; chair and treasurer for the Destination Indiana steering committee; international admission coordinator for Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana; and Marquette University’s admissions counselor and assistant director of campus international programs.
Bennett received a Master of Arts degree in history in 1993, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and history, with honors, in 1991, both from Marquette University.
“The opportunity to come to UF was one I could not pass up,” Bennett explained. “Frankly, I see great potential to build upon the strong legacy of Findlay’s international efforts.”
Bennett’s “wealth of experience allows us to build on past success to implement a targeted and diversified approach to ensuring a vibrant, integrated international student body on campus,” said Rebecca Butler, vice president for Enrollment Management.