For general questions, please contact the Global Affairs Associate, or choose the most appropriate person from the directory below.
Steve Wuhs, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
The Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (AVP) is the senior liaison responsible for strategic leadership and management focused on improving undergraduate co-curricular education experiences while maintaining a focus on undergraduate student success university-wide and championing access and education equity for underserved populations. Steve oversees the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts (URSA), the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units (Aerospace Studies, Military Science, and Naval Sciences), the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO), STEM Leaders, and the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) fellowship.
Dr. Wuhs served as a faculty member for almost 20 years at the University of Redlands. He also served as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Provost for Internationalization, a role in which he oversaw international student support and coordinated university-wide study abroad and overseas risk management. As a scholar of Mexican and Latin American Politics, he served as the chair of the Department of Political Science and Director of both Latin American Studies and International Relations. In various administrative roles he worked on projects related to student success and he advocated for DACA students and Latinx students by leading a campus HSI designation working group and grant writing team. He is currently participating in La Academia de Liderazgo, a leadership academy run by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
Grace Atebe, Executive Director - Office of International Services
Dr. Grace Atebe received her Ed.D. from the West Virginia University (WVU) doctoral program, studying higher education leadership. She is an alumna of the University of Nairobi (UoN) with a Master of Business Administration and an undergraduate degree in biological sciences (botany and zoology) with a minor in chemistry.
Grace joined the OSU family in 2016. Having worked in higher education since 2003 as an undergraduate academic advisor (WVU), live-in resident hall coordinator/director (WVU), assistant director of international student support and development (WVU), and currently as director of the Office of International Services (OSU), she is very attuned to the higher education landscape. Grace is passionate about internationalization of education, student development, and fostering the leadership capacity of college students, as well as administrators. She brings over a decade of experience in the field of higher education in areas such as recruitment, orientation, programming, mentoring, leadership, and academic and immigration advising.
Outside of work, Grace enjoys traveling (including road trips if not driving), reading and selective sports, especially those she was good at like swimming, field hockey (ice hockey may pass), tennis, and track and field — go figure … she is Kenyan!
Julianna Betjemann, Global Affairs Associate
The Global Affairs Associate provides critical executive, project, and operational support for global engagement. This position acts as a strategic thought partner and serves as a liaison for senior leadership, faculty, and staff on behalf of senior international leaders. Key areas of accountability include planning, coordinating, and administering global engagement activities; developing, coordinating, and advising on policy and processes; website development and communications; and coordinating, assessing, and communicating data and metrics related to OSU’s global engagement profile.
Previously, Julianna worked in Student Services at INTO OSU for 12 years, serving as the Director of Student Experience from 2014-2021. She holds a religious studies degree from Lewis & Clark College, completed a sister city program in Uzhgorod, Ukraine and study abroad in Dakar, Senegal, and worked for 3 years in Hokkaido, Japan. She loves trail running with friends and biking and camping with her kids.