William Cheaib is the Chief of Staff to the President and ViceChancellor of Concordia University. In this role he provides highlevel support and advice to the President, and assists him in developing and implementing strategy. In addition, William oversees Concordia’s international relations as Associate Vice-President International. He has 16-year track record in pioneering successful international alliances and advising on government strategies in international education and global marketing. He has recently served on the Board of the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) where he chaired the Strategic Planning Committee and the Membership Engagement Committee. He is a regular speaker on intercultural communication and strategic planning for the education and public sectors. William holds a Bachelor and a Master’s degree in Law. He has a broad administrative experience, a solid background in international relations and a passion for moving the higher education agenda forward.