Executive Director, Effectiveness
7607 Eastmark Dr, Ste 253
Dr. Droleskey facilitates diversity planning, accountability, and assessment for Public Partnership and Outreach. She provides oversight for a number of Global Program Support services:
- Mexico Partnership Services, the University’s Office in Mexico City
- administrative processes related to the university’s three signature international partners located in Mexico, Costa Rica and Italy
- international agreement processing.
Dr. Droleskey served as the principle investigator on the nationally recognized intercultural communications training program "The Community of Respect" developed in conjunction with community partners. She has oversight for the Community of Respect Trainer Corps, which provides this training on and off campus. As additional cultural outreach, she teaches Taiji Quan for the Department of Kinesiology and local community groups and partners with the Center for Teaching Excellence to provide English Language Placement Exam preparation training for international students.
Joining Texas A&M in 1989, Dr. Droleskey’s responsibilities have included leadership of the Study Abroad Programs, International Student Services and Sponsored Student Programs offices, where she helped to establish several student scholarships. She has also overseen staff located at the Santa Chiara Study Center in Italy.
Dr. Droleskey earned a BS in English, Public Speaking, and Theatre Arts from Murray State University, a master’s degree in English Processes, with an emphasis in teaching English as a second language, from Maryville University, and her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University. She has also lived and taught abroad in Venezuela and Thailand.
Dr. Droleskey has served on a variety of Texas A&M committees and currently co-chairs the Academic Affairs Climate and Diversity Committee. She is the recipient of several professional honors including an Administrative Fulbright, the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award for Student Relations, the John J. Koldus Distinguished Achievement Award, the Ed Guthrie Award for Service to Graduate Students, the ACE Staff Award for Diversity, and is the namesake for a Texas A&M Fish Camp.
In addition, she has written articles and served as an invited speaker about international education, tai chi, and diversity issues at state, national and international conferences.