In cooperation with the University of Southern Indiana Alumni Association, the USI Romain College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts welcome two USI alumni back to campus as part of the USI Alumni in Residence program. Antone (Tony) Greubel ’92 and Izumi Mochizuki Greubel ’94 will present “Life in the Foreign Service” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. The event will be held in Kleymeyer Hall, located in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center. A reception in the McCutchan Art Center and Pace Galleries will take place directly following the presentation. These events are free and open to the public.
As a part of their visit to USI, the Greubels will spend time with USI students in Global Studies, Global Economics, and Comparative Politics classes to share their experiences working in other countries. Izumi will talk about the story behind her book “A Promise to Live For,” a true story based on her mother’s childhood experience during a 550 km (340 mile) trek across Manchuria, post-World War II. Tony will present the topic “Indo-Pacific strategy that the US government is implementing in the region” speaking from his experience as a member of the U.S. Department of State.
Izumi Mochizuki Greubel was born and raised in Shizuoka-city, Japan. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in secondary education from Tokoha Gakuen University in Japan. She received her master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Southern Indiana in 1994. Beginning in 1991, she taught Japanese at USI as a part-time and full-time instructor for 11 years until her husband, Tony, was hired by the U.S. Department of State. Since then, the Greubels have lived in Washington D.C., Indonesia, Canada, Pakistan/Japan, China and Samoa.
Tony Greubel assumed his position as Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Apia, Samoa, in August 2017. Previously Tony was the Senior Pacific Islands Desk Officer in the East Asia Pacific Bureau’s Office of Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands Affairs. He managed bilateral relations with five Pacific island countries—Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu.
From 2012-2015, Tony served as American Citizens Services Unit Chief at the United States Embassy in Beijing. In this capacity, Tony was also responsible for providing consular services to American citizens in North Korea, in coordination with the Embassy of Sweden in Pyongyang.
Earlier in his career, Tony served as consular section chief in Surabaya, Indonesia, and performed consular and diplomatic work in Ottawa, Canada and Lahore, Pakistan. He also worked as a management analyst in the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. Tony received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Indiana and a master’s degree from Indiana State University.
For more information contact Janet Johnson, director of the USI Alumni Relations, at 812-464-1924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.