International Education Leadership Knowledge Community


The International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC) supports senior international officers and internationalization leaders who provide the vision and build commitment for comprehensive internationalization. To that end, the IEL KC coordinates the delivery of a comprehensive set of sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, and resources for senior leaders.

Community Highlights

Leading IZN Network
Explore resources and a discussion forum to actively engage with colleagues.

Symposium on Leadership
Internationalization leadership topics for SIOs in a NAFSA Signature Event.

Annual Conference Offerings
View IEL-sponsored offerings at the 2019 NAFSA Annual Conference.

IEL Leadership Team

NAFSA members may contact leaders through the online membership directory Members Only. Not a member? Click here to submit your request.

Jane GatewoodJane Gatewood
Vice Provost for Global Engagement
University of Rochester

Erich DietrichErich Dietrich
Past Chair
Assistant Vice President for Global Programs & Associate Dean for Global Affairs
New York University

Kelechi KaluKelechi Kalu
Co-Leader, Conference and Symposium Planning Team
Vice Provost of International Affairs & Professor of Political Science
University of California-Riverside

Kalpen TrivediKalpen Trivedi
Co-Leader, Conference and Symposium Planning Team
Associate Provost for International Programs
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Christina SanchezChristina Sanchez
Co-Leader, Conference and Symposium Planning Team
Associate Provost for Global Engagement
California Lutheran University


Victoria JonesVictoria Jones
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Global Engagement
University of California-Irvine

Rick LeeRick Lee
Member, 2019 Annual Conference Committee
Director, Programs and Partnerships
Rutgers University 

Ling LeBeauLing LeBeau
Co-leader, Resources and Networking
Director of International Programs and Services & Senior International Officer
Western Carolina University

David DiMariaDavid Di Maria
Co-leader, Resources and Networking
Associate Vice Provost, International Education
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Kate JenningsKate Jennings
Leading Internationalization Network Leader (LIZN)
Director, International Student Services
Vancouver Island University


2019 Regional Liaisons

  • Region I: Lisa Smoker, ELS Educational Services
  • Region IV: Leigh Neys, Northern State University
  • Region V: Jemma Lund, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  • Region VI: Ji-Yeung Jang, Ohio University
  • Region VII: Angie V. Edwards, Queens University of Charlotte
  • Region X: Mary Nellis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Region XII: Steve Jacques