Patrick J. Moreo Global Education Leadership Award honors the contributions of an educator to international education leadership on a global scale. The Awardee will have had a lengthy commitment to the field as demonstrated by leadership positions in, and significant contributions to, organizations that foster global educational leadership.
Dr. Patrick J. Moreo has been an educational leader for more than 25 years, serving in positions at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Oklahoma State University, New Mexico State University and Penn State University. He is currently serving as the Dean of the College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Dr. Moreo is dedicated to internationalizing education at the student and faculty level. In his tenure, he has created and continues to create numerous global programs for students that reach beyond the classroom. He is also a mentor, guide, and advisor to many doctoral students from around the world. This award was created to honor his excellence and dedication to global education.