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GPS Global Leadership Institute
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0519
La Jolla, CA 92093-0519

Meet the Team

Your GLI staff serves as a resource to students and can address concerns ranging from academic policy to personal support services.

  • Gordon McCord, Ph.D.

    Gordon McCord, Ph.D.

    Acting Chair and Associate Dean

    Professor Gordon McCord has been with the School since 2011. He holds a Ph.D. in sustainable development from Columbia University and a B.A. in economics from Harvard University. He has an extensive background in sustainable development and works at the intersection of development economics, public health and the environment. As acting chair, his primary roles are to act as a liaison with faculty and to advocate for GLI’s constituents and programs.

  • Grace Osborne

    Grace Osborne


    Grace oversees executive education for professionals and study abroad programs for incoming students and researchers at the School. She manages day-to-day operations and fiscal planning and analysis and is responsible for development and implementation of educational programming at the Global Leadership Institute. She has worked nearly 20 years in higher education. In addition to her position at GPS, Grace is chair of the board for the Latin American Arts Council at The San Diego Museum of Art. Prior to her career in educational administration, she worked in Lisbon, Portugal in public relations for a Portuguese television network as liaison to foreign governments and businesses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and cultural anthropology from the University of San Diego and is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and French.

  • Janaye Barker

    Janaye Barker

    MAS-IA Program Coordinator

    Janaye is the program coordinator for the Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA) degree program at GPS, where she provides administrative support to prospective and current students and is responsible for program marketing efforts. Janaye is also responsible for academic advising and coordinating special events. She has worked with international students at EF International Language School and Kaplan International and was an academic personnel coordinator at UC Santa Barbara with the Classics and East Asian Departments. Janaye received her B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from UC Santa Barbara and her M.A. in Postsecondary Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Student Affairs from San Diego State University. She also holds a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification from UC Santa Barbara Extension.

  • Courtney Chang

    Courtney Chang

    Certificate/Non-degree Program Coordinator

    Courtney collaborates on the day-to-day operations of GLI, advises professionals and students in our quarterly certificate programs, provides support to GLI professors and instructors, and organizes GLI professional tours, seminars and social/networking events. She worked most recently as a Program Coordinator for the Synthesis Program at UC San Diego's Seventh College. Previously, Courtney worked in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Southern California. Courtney earned a B.A. in Communication from UC San Diego, an M.A. Ed. in Higher Education Leadership and Administration from Trident University International and an M.Ed. in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from University of Southern California.

  • Gabriel Gonzalez

    Gabriel Gonzalez

    Certificate/Non-degree Program Coordinator

    Gabriel collaborates on the day-to-day operations of GLI; processes GLI admissions applications and visa documentation; oversees GLI orientations; advises professionals and students in our quarterly certificate programs; and provides financial tracking and database management. He has extensive experience advising international students and previously worked as an international admissions counselor at Westminster College. He has studied in Australia, Mexico and Spain and has traveled for work appointments throughout Latin America and Europe. Gabriel completed a B.A. in international business and Spanish at Westminster College and a Master of International Business degree at the University of Sydney.