International Education Committee

Purpose or Function: International Education Committee shall serve in an advisory role to the Office of International Education (OIE). The committee will promote the educational mission of the university, especially as it relates to the university's strategic plan. The committee will bring awareness around the campus for the international programs, review and evaluate OIE’s priorities, and identify and make recommendations on how to best integrate international and domestic students, expand study abroad opportunities, and internationalize the university and community.

Membership: The main criteria for participation in the IEC shall be that each organization and its representative demonstrate a genuine interest in the internationalization of the campus. The committee includes, one (1) appointed representative from each of the following units: International Student Organization (ISO), Student Government Association (SGA), University Council of Student Organizations (UCSO), Graduate Council, Staff Council, and a faculty member from each academic college/school to be appointed by the dean/director. Faculty and staff members will serve two-year staggered, renewable terms.  Student members will serve one-year renewable terms. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Vice President for School and Community Relations, University Registrar, OIE Director, and OIE Assistant Director serve as voting ex-officio members. In addition to these voting members, a representative from the World Affairs Council of South Texas will be appointed by the committee chair to serve a two-year renewable term as a non-voting member.

Chair: Associate Vice President for School and Community Relations

Responsible University Official: Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

International Education Committee
Name Unit Represented Term End

Margaret Dechant

Associate Vice President for School and Community Relations (Chair)

 N/A

Stephen Doolan

College of Liberal Arts

May 31, 2024

Jack Clampit

College of Business

May 31, 2024

Euisoo Kim

College of Education & Human Development

May 31, 2025

Ashley Drillen

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

May 31, 2024

Toshiaki Shinoda

College of Science

May 31, 2025

Aref Mazloum

College of Engineering and Computer Science

May 31, 2024

Marco Munoz

School of Arts, Media & Communication

May 31, 2025

Patrick Crowley

Graduate Council

May 31, 2024

Hayford Osei

Staff Council

May 31, 2024

Lucas Rice

Student Government Association

May 31, 2024

Arushi Divanji

University Council of Student Organizations

May 31, 2024

Tho Nguyen

International Student Organization

May 31, 2024

Gerald Beckman

World Affairs Council of South Texas (non-voting)

May 31, 2024

Clarenda Phillips

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (ex-officio)

N/A

Missy Chapa

University Registrar (ex-officio)

N/A

Derek Yu

Director, Office of International Education (ex-officio)

N/A

Vacant

Assistant Director, Office of International Education (ex-officio)

N/A

Last Updated: 09/06/2023