Vice President for Professional Development and Engagement

February 09, 2018 Download pdf


The Vice President for Professional Development and Engagement (VP PDE) provides leadership for NAFSA’s programs in specific areas, supporting professional development, enhancing engagement, delivering of services, manages diversity and inclusion, and fostering collaboration. S/he serves as a member of the Board of Directors and the Board’s Executive Committee, contributing to the governance of the association and the exercise of leadership.

Under the purview of the VP PDE are the Regional Affairs Committee and NAFSA’s Regional Teams, three Knowledge Communities: Education Abroad (EA), International Enrollment Management (IEM), and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), two additional committees: the Leadership Development Committee (LDC) and the Membership Engagement Committee (MEC), and the Training Coordination Subcommittee (TCS) of the Coordinating Council. These leader groups comprise the Vice President’s portfolio. The VP PDE also advises the NAFSA professional staff on three functions related to his/her portfolio: the Board’s priorities related to Regions, the portfolio and products of the KCs and TCS, and the awards and election functions of the association.

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