Carlton L. Rounds works as a CareLink Navigator with Cascade Aids Project in Portland, Oregon. Formerly he was an Associate Dean and Associate Professor in SE Asia. In addition he was the Assistant Director with the Center for International Programs in the State University of New York system where he managed over 45 international programs and served in a statewide initiative using technology to enhance curricular internationalization. Carlton formerly worked with Cross-Cultural Solutions, the leading service NGO in North America as their Partnership Manger with a special emphasis on higher education.
A Simon's Rock Early College, Reed College, and School for International Training alumnus, Carlton is an HIV and human rights activist, a vocal performance artist, and an international educator. He has worked with the Soros Foundation's scholarship division traveling to Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan,and Georgia. While serving as the Associate Director for the Institute of International Liberal Education at Bard College(IILE), he managed study abroad programs to Central European University in Budapest, Smolny College in Russia, and The International Human Rights Exchange in South Africa. He also directed the Program for International Education(PIE).
A champion of proactive inclusion, he serves on the Brookings Institution's Bridge Building Coalition Steering Committee for Higher Education, and Effective Practices promoting international service and volunteerism informed by his experiences working in Peru, Zimbabwe, Guatemala, South Africa, Poughkeepsie, and the South Bronx. He has been a mentor for the Point Foundation, a national LGBT young scholar funding organization, and a mentor/teacher with Upward Bound, a national youth organization focused on helping young scholars of color prepare for college. Carlton holds a BA from Reed College in Theatre/Directing, an MA in International Management from The School for International Training's Graduate Institute, with additional advanced study in History, Education, Vocal Performance, and Disaster Studies. He has studied French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and ASL.