Meet the Global Scholars Team

Executive Director

Victor Betancourt

Assistant Vice President for Global Engagement
vbetanco@marymount.edu
(703) 284-1677
Click here to schedule an appointment with Victor

Victor is the primary contact for international program development, short-term programs (Global Classroom Series and summer faculty-led), and global student teaching.

Victor possesses 20 years of experience as a leader in developing and implementing programs in international higher education and has cultivated and managed Marymount University’s international programs and activities as MU’s Chief International Officer (CIO) since he joined the university in 2005. Over the years, he has significantly increased the number of students studying abroad and expanded the study destinations of Marymount students from four countries to over 40. Victor has also led the development of short-term faculty-led programs in community nursing, forensic psychology, marine biology, education, fashion design, and other subjects in countries such as Belize, England, India, France, Italy, Greece, and others. Victor established MU’s Global Education Committee and facilitates international studies and exchanges worldwide.

He holds a BA in Russian Studies from the University of Iowa, and an MBA in International Trade from Texas A & M International University. He also did a summer program at the Business School of the Fachhochschule in Luneberg, Germany, and a year of undergraduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico. He speaks Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese, and has traveled extensively around the globe.

Victor’s Global Bucket List:

  • Learn Arabic
  • Travel to and around Japan
  • Take a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

Academic Director, Global Scholars ProgramDelario Lindsey
Academic Director, Global Scholars Program

dlindsey@marymount.edu

 

Dr. Delario Lindsey joined the Global Scholars Program and the Department of Sociology in the fall of 2017.  Before coming to Marymount, Dr. Lindsey served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Bethune-Cookman University.  He was also an Assistant Professor and the social science point-person in the interdisciplinary Africana-World-Studies Program at William Paterson University.  Dr. Lindsey has presented at several international conferences and has undertaken research trips to the Federal Republic of Brazil and the Republic of South Africa to study local forms of urban inequality and community engagement.
Dr. Lindsey’s commitment to Global Education and the Global Scholars program is rooted in an understanding of the profound impact meaningful engagement, with the people and the cultures of our extended global community, can have on an individual’s sense of self and their sense of purpose.
“As an academic, my life naturally revolves around the consumption of coffee.  Accordingly, my global bucket-list describes the world greatest quest for caffeine!”

Delario’s Global Bucket List:

  • Türk Kahvesi (Turkish coffee) while ‘hanging-out’ in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul
  • Café Cubano while watching the classic cars roll by in Havana, Cuba
  • Café de Olla before exploring the wonders of Mexico City, Mexico
  • Kahwa ceremony while luxuriating in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Vietnamese style while taking in the history and culture of Saigon, Vietnam.
  • Buna ceremony while he ponders the origins of his obsession in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.