A selection committee of experts is assembled each year from campuses around the country. An attempt is made to include members from various areas of campus life as well as a variety of campus types. Each selection committee reviews the nominations looking for institutions that can demonstrate comprehensive internationalization as well as exemplary programs and initiatives for the Spotlight Award. Learn how to apply.

2019

  • Denise Kinsella, Chair (Santa Monica College)
  • Marca Bear (The University of Tampa)
  • Cynthia Green (Florida State University)
  • Jun Liu (Stony Brook University)
  • Sukant Misra (Texas Tech University)

2018

  • Schuyler Korban, Chair (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Ariel Armony (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Marca Bear (The University of Tampa)
  • Cynthia Green (Florida State University)
  • Denise Kinsella (Santa Monica College)

2017

  • Eva Paus, Chair (Mount Holyoke College)
  • Dudley Doane (University of Virginia)
  • Stephen Hanson (College of William & Mary)
  • Schuyler Korban (University of Massachusetts Boston)
  • Bailian Li (North Carolina State University)

2016

  • Neal McCrillis, Chair (Columbus State University)
  • James Buschman (New York University)
  • Jeffrey Legro (University of Virginia)
  • Bailian Li (North Carolina State University)
  • Eva Paus (Mount Holyoke College)

2015

  • Joseph Rogers, Chair (College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University)
  • Barry Bannister (Green River Community College)
  • Kelechi Kalu (The Ohio State University)
  • Neal McCrillis (Columbus State University)
  • Joanna Regulska (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)

2014

  • Jenifer Cushman, Chair (Juniata College)
  • Barry J. Bannister (Green River Community College)
  • James Buschman (New York University)
  • Harvey Charles (Northern Arizona University)
  • Karen A. Holbrook (University of South Florida)

2013

  • Woody Pelton, Chair (Elon University)
  • James Buschman (New York University)
  • Harvey Charles (Northern Arizona University)
  • Jenifer Cushman (Juniata College)
  • Barry Morris (Kennesaw State University)
  • Joseph Rogers (College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University)

2012

  • Gil Latz, Chair (IUPUI)
  • Peter Coclanis (UNC Chapel Hill)
  • Tom D'Agostino (Hobart & William Smith Colleges)
  • Paul McVeigh (Northern Virginia Community College)
  • Woody Pelton (Elon University)

2011

  • Gil Latz, Chair (Portland State University)
  • Peter Coclanis (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
  • André P. Colombat (Loyola University Maryland)
  • Thomas D’Agostino (Hobart & William Smith Colleges)
  • Sabine Klahr (Chatham University)
  • Paul McVeigh (Northern Virginia Community College)

2010

  • Ron Roberson, Chair (Howard Community College)
  • Mary Devins (Connecticut College)
  • Jeff Riedinger (Michigan State University)
  • Neal Sobania (Pacific Lutheran University)
  • Priscilla Stone (Washington University in St. Louis)

2009

  • Brian Whalen, Chair (Dickinson College)
  • Riall Nolan (Purdue University)
  • Paul Primak (Oregon State University System)
  • Ron Roberson (Howard Community College)
  • Priscilla Stone (Washington University)

Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization

The Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that are making significant, well-planned, well-executed, and well-documented progress toward comprehensive internationalization—especially those using innovative and creative approaches.