The Member Engagement Committee represent NAFSA members and serves as a conduit between the leadership of the association and those served by it. Per the NAFSA Standing Rules, Member Engagement Committee (MEC) members:

  • Welcome and engage new members with quarterly outreach and at engagement events and programs during the annual conference. 
  • Support knowledge communities and national committees with their member engagement activities. 
  • Manage the portfolio of Member Interest Groups, providing on-going support of MIGs as appropriate throughout the year, and convening with leaders on a quarterly basis. 
  • Approve and dissolve MIGs according to the guidelines in the Guidance for MIG Leaders & Organizers 
  • Complete tri-annual reviews of MIGs in accordance with the Standing Rules. Offer guidance to MIG leaders to improve group engagement activities. 

Patriece Campbell

Patriece Campbell
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Chair, Member Engagement Committee
Much of Campbell’s success in international education stems from her core value of being a servant leader. She has been active with NAFSA since 2003, serving in a variety of roles, including chair of the Michigan Association of International Educators, on Trainer Corps, and as a member-at-large on...

Daniel Whitmer

Daniel Whitmer
Indiana University Bloomington
Chair-elect, Membership Engagement Committee
Daniel Whitmer is the associate director of sponsored student services at Indiana University Bloomington and the 2021 regional chair cohort coach. Daniel is a longtime advocate for NAFSA’s regions and has extensive experience serving as a NAFSA leader. He is a former Region VI chair, serving on the...

Craig E. Hastings

Craig Hastings
Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge
Member-at-Large, Member Engagement Committee
Craig E. Hastings is currently division advisor, Abu Dhabi Scholarships Division at the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK.) His previous positions include: regional director of operations, Latin America and the Caribbean at CIEE; manager, specialized enrichment at KAUST in Saudi...

Shabeer Amirali

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University of Louisville
Member-at-Large, Member Engagement Committee
Shabeer Amirali is director of graduate admissions and enrollment management at the University of Louisville. He has a MBA degree in the area of management and leadership from Bradley University and a master’s research degree in science from the University of Glasgow UK, after completing his...

Elena Selezneva

Elena Selezneva
Grand Valley State University
Member-at-Large, Member Engagement Committee
Elena Selezneva is an intercultural faculty and coordinator of faculty-led programs at Grand Valley State University, Michigan and has been in International Education almost 20 years. She received her bachelor of arts in education from Volgograd State Pedagogical University, Volgograd, Russia, and...

Leigh Lane Peine

 Leigh Lane Peine
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
Member at Large, Member Engagement Committee
Leigh Lane Peine is the senior director of marketing for ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators). Holding undergraduate and graduate degrees in marketing, Lane Peine has more than 20 years of experience in the field of marketing. Her past two roles as chief marketing officer and senior director of...

Vivian Yamoah

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Virginia Tech
Member at Large, Member Engagement Committee
Vivian Yamoah is the associate director for international student services at Virginia Tech. She has been in the field of international education for over 15 years. She is a member of the NAFSA Trainer Corps and has presented workshops at the local, regional, and national levels. She has her...

Brian Henry

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University Of Denver
Member at Large, Member Engagement Committee
Brian Henry is an international educator from Harpers Ferry, WV. He has a BS in Political Science and an MA in College Student Development & Administration from Shepherd University. He currently serves as a Program Manager, Office of International Education at the University of Denver. Brian has...