A native of Somalia and multilingual, Ismail Warsame had lived and or travelled through more than a dozen countries and over 30 states in the USA. Since joining OSU in 2010, Ismail has been charged with serving as the primary contact for urgent cases, and assume responsibility and oversight for difficult student care, crisis or conduct-related situations. As part of his responsibilities, Ismail manages student cases that could lead to—or have already resulted in—academic and/or immigration consequences, some of which could be severe. Additional responsibilities include providing outreach to victims or family members of students who are struggling or have allegedly violated university guidelines and/or federal/state regulations. He currently serves on numerous campus committees including, but not limited to: Infectious Diseases Response Team, Suicide Prevention Workgroup, Student Care Team, and is a member of OSU’s Faculty Mediation Team.
Ismail holds Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Maine. He studied abroad at the American University in Cairo, Egypt as an undergraduate student. Ismail likes to see the world through multiple perspectives, which enables him to engage effectively with multicultural issues in higher education and to help diverse students overcome academic, cultural, social and linguistic obstacles. In his free time, Ismail enjoys travelling following the news on global events as well as domestic affairs. Ismail self-identifies as a global nomad.