About the Associate Director

Emita Samuels

Emita Samuels serves as Associate Director of ICAP, Admissions Counselor at Jones International University and as an independent consultant in higher education. She has over 30 years experience in higher education administration and in working with the underrepresented. She has served as Director of Student and Community Engagement at the Women’s College of the University of Denver, as Dean of Student Services and Registrar at the Community College of Denver, as Registrar at the University of Denver’s College of Law and as Director of Student Affairs for the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Originally from Panama, she began her undergraduate studies at the University of Panama before coming to the United States and completing her education here. She is a US citizen.

M.A., Education, University of Denver
B.A., Education, University of Denver

Professional Links
"People on the Move," Denver Business Journal
"On the Move," The Denver Post

The Fetzer Institute The Ford Foundation United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation
University of Denver The Aspen Institute

"ICAP was intellectually and spiritually stimulating. I feel rejuvenated to give my best as a relief and development worker and to motivate others to work in the field of international affairs."
Official with CARE
"ICAP gave me tools, strategies and a support network to combat discrimination and develop my career."
Official with AED
"ICAP has been a watershed week for me. I leave feeling empowered, hopeful for the future and confident."
Foreign Service Officer
"ICAP has strengthened my leadership skills and provided me with the strength, the guidance and the tools to continue facing career challenges. "
Official with the Inter-American Foundation
"The week in Aspen was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that has already changed my life and outlook."
Foreign Service Officer
"This was one of the best experiences of my professional life. For me, ICAP came at a perfect time."
Official with Catholic Relief Services
"This program has initiated the creation of a network of leaders that may change the face--both literally and figuratively--of the nation’s governance structure."
Official with a major aerospace and defense company
"ICAP was one of my most rewarding professional development experiences."
Official with the Defense Intelligence Agency
"This was an extremely valuable experience. The beautiful setting and rich programs allowed us to bloom and thrive."
Official with the World Bank