Gretchen Dobson, Ed.D.

Gretchen Dobson

Senior Consultant

Patouillet Consulting, LLC

Areas of Expertise

  • International Alumni Relations/Advancement Programs
  • Strategic Planning
  • International Student Recruitment
  • Professional Development: coaching, seminars, webinars, volunteer management

Executive Biography

Gretchen Dobson, Ed.D., is a leading global alumni relations consultant who develops international advancement programs for educational institutions and non-profit organizations around the world. Specialty services include strategic planning, campaign management, volunteer management and special-event facilitation for clients with particular needs outside their home country. Dobson also provides professional coaching for international alumni relations, development and academic officers new to global engagement practices.

She is the author of “Being Global: Making the Case for International Alumni Relations” (CASE Books, 2011), and was recognized by the “Chronicle in Higher Education” as one of the leading “innovators in internationalization” for her work at Tufts University.

Dobson received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Boston College, and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.