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Former EduCo manager brings int’l students to a worldclass grad school

Rayann Ibasco, a former EduCo regional manager handling international recruitment for North American universities, is now the new UMBC Graduate School International Recruitment manager.
Ibasco immigrated to the United States last year and brings with him six years of experience working in the international education sector, most specifically in training recruitment agencies and facilitating the applications of international students to various colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
Reporting directly to Graduate School Senior Assistant Dean Jill Barr, Ibasco is tasked to bring in a more diversified mix of international students to UMBC Graduate School’s 39 master’s degree, 24 doctoral degree and 23 graduate certificate programs and highlight the opportunities that await graduates in the fields of engineering and information technology, sciences, human services and public policy.
“I have always dreamt of working in a public institution like UMBC,” Ibasco relates, “and I will always be thankful for the training and growth opportunities provided by my EduCo mentors John [Global Recruitment Regional Director John Dizon], Jim [Senior Vice President for US Operations Jim Panos] and Adam [SVP for Sales and Marketing Adam Roberts] whose ‘leadership by example’ led me here.”
Now immersed in his new role, Ibasco envisions to bring in more graduate school students from the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and Indonesia. “UMBC is not in the top tier of research universities [ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity] for nothing,” he says, even as he points out that the university encourages diversity and multiculturalism to gather the best pool of talent from all over the world.
And to cap this new role, The PIE News – a widely read and highly trusted source of news and business intelligence about the global international education industry – recently featured Ibasco in its Movers and Shakers section.
(photos: UMBC website)