Dale Gough

  • Currently the director at Foreign Credentials Services of America, Dale was a long-time leader in international admissions at University of Maryland, College Park and a visionary and founder of International Education Services at AACRAO;
  • Dale shaped international credential evaluation in the US by serving on committees such as the National Credentials Evaluation Project of the National Liaison Committee and AACRAO’s International Education Standards Council;
  • He wrote or co-wrote many international education publications, such as the AACRAO/NAFSA Workshop on Latin America (Bolivia team); the Panama section of the PIER workshop on Central America; and the PIER Workshop in Bulgaria and Romania; 
  • As a speaker and educator, Dale trained legions of upcoming, mid-career, and senior international credential evaluation professionals at regional, national, and international conferences and training workshops;
  • Dale’s been and continues to be a mentor and friend to many in the field


  • Bachelor of Arts, American Studied, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
  • Master of Arts, Human Relations, University of Oklahoma (Canal Zone)
  • ABD, American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park


  • Military Intelligence, 470th MI Group, Canal Zone, Panama
  • Directed Undergraduate and Graduate International Admissions, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Participant, First National Conference on U.S. Students Abroad (NAFSA)
  • Foreign Credentials Evaluator, National Credentials Evaluation Project of the National Liaison Committee
  • Participant, AACRAO/NAFSA Workshop to Latin America (Bolivia team)
  • Consultant for NAFSA
  • Fulbright grantee, Commission for Educational Exchange between the Federal Republic of Germany and the U.S.
  • Consultant for Middle States AACRAO (MSACRAO)
  • Local Arrangement Chair, NAFSA Annual Conference, Baltimore MD
  • Member, AACRAO World Education Series Committee
  • Team Leader to Panama, Projects for International Education Research (PIER) Workshop to Central America
  • Member, Advisory Committee for International Education, The College Board
  • Member, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Policy Council
  • Senior Consultant, International Consultants of Delaware
  • Faculty member, Workshop for Overseas Advisors, Budapest, Hungary, The College Board
  • Consultant to the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
  • Observer, Projects for International Education Research (PIER) Workshop to Bulgaria and Romania
  • Consultant representing the Educational Testing Service at the First Fulbright Conference in Bulgaria
  • Authored Paper on International Admission Trends for the TOEFL 2000 Project
  • Consultant to the Educational Testing Service to develop computer models to predict international student application trends and TOEFL registrations
  • Created and lead the International Track for The College Board Summer Institutes
  • Created and Director of AACRAO’s International Education Services
  • Numerous presentations at regional and national conferences for AACRAO, NAFSA, The College Board, GMAC, MBA Forums, CGFNS, and ETS (TOEFL, GRE, GMAT)


  • Nominated by the U.S. Army Southern Command (Panama) for the White House Fellows Program


US Embassy in Panama

Wife & army friend

Jungle training, Panama

Casco Viejo – Old Town, Panama City, PN