Tariq Khan Joins Stratford University’s Board of Trustees


Tariq Khan

Stratford University is pleased to announce that Tariq Khan has joined its Board of Trustees. Khan is the Founder and CEO of Global Diversity Marketing (GDM), an innovative firm specializing in marketing, strategy and social media consulting in the diversity arena. Prior to founding the company in 2009, Khan had a distinguished twenty-year career in the financial services industry with several global Fortune companies. In his last corporate position, he was senior vice president and head of market development for ING, where he led ING’s strategy to expand growing target markets with multi-channel distribution.

“We are delighted to have Mr. Khan join the board. His experience in marketing and in academics will be most valuable for Stratford University,” said Dr. Richard Shurtz III, president of Stratford University. “Tariq can also be instrumental with our plans for international growth.”

Khan has made equally impressive contributions in the non-profit world. He is an advisory member of the board of directors at the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, the largest U.S. organization devoted to scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander American students. Tariq is also a member of the board of directors at the Asian Pacific Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), a national non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from congressional services to elected office. In addition, He is also a director at both the National Association of Asian MBA (NAAMBA) and Ascend, the largest Asian American professional organization.

In addition to heading GDM, Tariq is also an adjunct professor of marketing and public relations at New York University graduate school. Khan earned a bachelor’s degree in international marketing and advertising from Baruch College, an MBA in marketing and management from St. John’s University and an Executive Management Certificate from Babson College in Massachusetts. He is a frequent speaker at many industry conferences on global marketing, leadership and changing trends.

He has launched several award winning branding campaigns, marketing programs, and social media campaigns for the African American, Hispanic, Asian and women’s market. Khan, a frequent speaker on global marketing, leadership and changing trends, has been published in several trade and industry publications. He has appeared on global mainstream media including CNN International LIVE.

About Stratford University

Celebrating its 40th year, Stratford University, a For Benefit Corporation, is a private educational institution dedicated to preparing students for the challenges of a rewarding career. Alumni pursue professions in high-demand fields like computer science, information technology, hospitality, culinary arts, business administration, health sciences, and nursing. With convenient locations in Alexandria, Falls Church, Newport News, Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Woodbridge, Virginia; and in Baltimore, Maryland, Stratford University is the ideal place to fulfill academic and professional goals. Stratford University offers applied doctoral, master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees, as well as many non-credit workshops and courses. Internationally, Stratford features a campus in New Delhi, India.

Stratford University: Dedicated to changing lives, one student at a time. For more information, go to www.stratford.edu.

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