Samuel provides leadership in managing a comprehensive emergency response protocol for all OSU faculty, staff, and students engaged in University-sponsored travel. He provides 24/7 emergency response support and serves as the first contact for all crises abroad involving OSU travelers. He collaborates extensively with campus-wide units including the Office of General Counsel, Risk Management-Incident Command, University Relations and Marketing, the Provost’s Office, and the Division of Student Affairs; and externally with the US State Department, host-nations, on-site staff, insurance providers, and study abroad organizations.
Samuel has two Masters Degrees: International Relations from Auburn University-Montgomery and International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He has foreign language proficiencies in Italian, Slovene, French, Russian, and Spanish.
In his free time, Samuel enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and watching football.