Deputy Director, International, University of Otago
Jason Cushen is the Deputy Director, International, at the University of Otago, and the Immediate Past President of ISANA New Zealand.
Jason is passionate about the benefits of transnational education, having worked in the sector for the past 10 years. In his current role, he is responsible for the provision of quality pastoral care and support services for international students across the university’s three campuses. Jason is also charged with the strategic management of the University of Otago’s student exchange programme and other mobility initiatives, as well as the development and stewardship of the University’s international partnerships.
Jason holds a Master of Arts from the University of Otago, and has worked at the university in a range of positions since 1998. Jason had the privilege of serving in the role of ISANA New Zealand President from 2011-2016, and continues to be a strong advocate of the importance of the student experience in informing strategic decision making within the international education sector.