Founder, President, and CEO

Elvin T. Ramos is the founder, president, and the chief executive officer at Global Tassels and will end his tenure as GT’s first president on June 30, 2020 . As president and CEO, he is responsible for leading the development and execution of the organization’s growth, short term, and long-term strategic plans. His core focus includes overall strategy, finance, academic partnerships, business development, board management, fundraising, communications, global operations, and program recruitment quality assurance. As Global Tassels’ leader, he advises the board of directors, empowers his staff, maintains the relationship with supporters and partners, and he is the lead driver of conversations to GT’s vision in the global platform. Dr. Ramos is a committed facilitator of change and a stapled believer in serving others through community work.

Before stepping down to start Global Tassels, from 2010-2014, Dr. Ramos served as the Assistant Dean and Interim Chair at Metropolitan College of New York located in downtown New York City.  During his tenure at MCNY, he was well known to engage both the faculty and students in professional developments, community outreach, innovative learning, and teaching through empowerment. He oversaw the Office of Experiential Learning, the CASAC Certificate Program, the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, and managed over 200 part-time adjunct faculty. He was highly involved in the school’s strategic planning process, experiential learning, recruitment strategies, students’ involvement, and program development.

He currently serves as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of the District of Columbia Community College in Washington DC. He teaches courses in World History, Urban Studies, Political Science, US History, the Social Sciences, and Global Development. His field of research is the history of world poverty and his special interest lays in finding ways to help eradicate world poverty in concert to the efforts of modernization, globalization, and international development. He has presented his research annually at the Romanian Institute of Orthodox Theology and Spirituality and in 2014 at the Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities in Osaka, Japan; and recently in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was involved in the Middle States Commission on Higher Education participating in the accreditation process of Universidad Metropolitana in 2012 and Escuela de Artes Plasticas in 2013 both located in Puerto Rico. In addition, Dr. Ramos participates annually in the Global Young Leaders Conference in the United Nations and he is well connected to various UN Mission Offices who support and promote international humanitarian work and economic development. He is a devoted member of the United Nations Association of New York. In 2016, he became an Academic Program Board of The Diplomatic Council headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany.

In 2006, he received his baccalaureate degree in political science and history and in 2007 his masters in education both from Adelphi University. Using his summer terms traveling to conduct fieldwork, he managed to graduate with his doctorate in history from St. John’s University in 2010. In 2012, Adelphi University honored and featured Dr. Ramos, as one of its 10 Under 10 Successful Young Alumni. During his downtime, he enjoys reading books, writing journals, spending time in coffee shops, traveling around the world, watching TEDTalks, populating his social media, taking his younger sisters on random dates, and running half marathons. Finally, Dr. Ramos originated from Cavite City, Philippines and now lives in New York City and DC.