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Allan Goodman, president, and CEO of the Institute for International Education, advised America’s university trustees that, “U.S. institutions of higher education need foreign policies, but not in the traditional sense of the phrase. Their leaders need to formulate institution-wide policies to assess their current engagement with the world and future strategic agenda.”

TU’s “foreign policy” is reflected in our mission statement, to educate “men and women of diverse backgrounds and cultures” to “welcome the responsibility of citizenship and service in a changing world.” As part of this mission, TU has identified internationalization as an institutional priority.

International Leadership Council

The International Leadership Council (ILC) includes representation from each college and various offices that bring an international perspective to the Council.

ILC members are responsible for serving as international liaisons for their respective college or division to the Center for Global Engagement.  Various tasks include, but are not limited to, reviewing proposals for international partnerships, implementing projects as described in TU’s Strategic Plan, and other projects as determined necessary by the Council.

ILC members were nominated by their respective deans or vice presidents for terms of two years (renewable for one term) or three years (non-renewing).

ILC Committee Members

  • Vivian Wang, Vice Provost of Global Engagement
  • Laura Semenow, Director of the Center for Global Engagement
  • Greg Gardner, Faculty, Oxley College of Health Sciences
  • Mike Troilo, Faculty, Collins College of Business
  • Mauricio Papa, Associate Professor of Computer Sciences, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences.
  • Maria Maurer, Associate Professor of Art History, Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences
  • Lara Foley, Director of Integrative and Experiential Learning
  • Christi Caves, Executive Director of Career Services
  • Steve Denton, Director of Student Activities
  • Kristle Lacy, Director of Recruitment, Office of Admissions
  • Victor Udwin, Director of the School of Languages and Literature