Patrick J. Moreo Global Education Leadership Award

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.


To be considered for the Patrick J. Moreo Award, a nominee must have at least 15 years of experience in international education, an appreciable portion of which should be in policymaking positions in organizations or institutions with a recognized role in international educational leadership. The award is open to international educators worldwide. Nominees need not be ANAHEI members.

Nominees must have made documented contributions in the following areas:

  • Fostering collaborative relationships among individuals and organizations globally, leading to greater opportunities for educational exchange participants or practitioners
  • Conceptualizing, initiating, and managing international education programs of a significant scale
  • Helping practitioners with diverse ideas and approaches to reach agreement on new or improved international education programs
  • Mentoring of younger professionals, helping them advance in their careers in international education
  • Acknowledgment by peers as an important contributor to transformational program and policy development in the field of international educational exchange


The primary nominator does not need to be an ANAHEI member. Nominations must present clear evidence of the nominee's achievements in the areas mentioned above.

Nominations may be supported by additional letters, addressing a perspective on the nominee’s accomplishments.

Please note that nominations that do not comply with the award criteria or nomination procedures will not be considered.


Please nominate your colleague(s) here. Self nominations are welcome!