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Global Positioning Strategies

We currently serve both public and private institutions partnering with ambitious leaders seeking to accelerate the translation of their global visions for Asia to reality with GPS as a vehicle accelerating successful outcomes internationally compliantly.

About Us

Global Positioning Strategies (GPS) is the higher education consulting firm ambitious higher education leaders trust to develop and grow global revenue from sources that range from recruitment to research with a focus on India.

David Smith, MBA

Managing Director
David W. Smith, MBA, previously served as Managing Director for EducationUSA Global Services at the Institute of International Education, where he managed a network of 400 offices around the world to execute the US Department of State’s effort to attract international students to the US. With a 20-year history of success in higher education program management, Smith’s experience includes leadership positions at three major universities with responsibility for recruiting, admissions and student services. Smith achieved a solid record of results in program management and developing and managing multimillion-dollar budgets. Smith served as Associate Dean for Enrollment and Student Affairs, Emory University School of Nursing, and led a revision of recruiting and admissions strategy and processes, resulting increase in applications from 400 to over 2,500 with no increase in budget or staff.

Priya Kurle

Priya Kurle, PhD, MBA

Director, International Operations, Mumbai, India
As Co-Lead, Recruiting, Dr. Kurle helps GPS university partners maximize their research, education, and experiential portfolios with Asia and beyond with funded engagements Asia-wide. From 2013-2018, Dr. Kurle served as senior management with the OSU Global Gateway India and Senior Program Officer with Columbia University Global Center. Dr. Kurle also served as Senior Agents Trainer for Southeast Asia, building the regional recruitment function for a UK-based private business school, and currently counsels clients and implements strategies for undergraduate and graduate student recruitment markets in India.