Grace Atebe

Executive Director - Office of International Services

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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!