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.

Leading IZN Network

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

Explore the IZN Network

Symposium on Leadership

Internationalization leadership topics for SIOs in a NAFSA Signature Event.

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David Di Maria, EdD

David Di Maria
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Chair, International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
David L. Di Maria is associate vice provost for international education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He also serves as chair-elect of NAFSA’s International Education Leadership Knowledge Community, and he is a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’...

Kalpen Trivedi, PhD

 Kalpen Trivedi
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Chair-Elect, International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
Kalpen Trivedi, PhD, is associate provost for international programs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is responsible for campus-wide global engagement and exercises operational and strategic oversight of the International Programs Office. He has more than eighteen years of experience...

Victoria Jones, PhD

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University of California, Irvine
Past Chair, International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
Victoria Jones, PhD, is the chief global affairs officer at the University of California, Irvine. Jones oversees global strategy, campus coordination and diplomacy. She was previously the senior international officer at Seattle University in Washington state and before that headed international...

Rick Lee, PhD

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Rutgers University
2021 Annual Conference Committee Member, International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
Rick Lee is the director of global programs and partnerships at Rutgers Global, the university-wide international office of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His responsibilities include program development and implementation, finding avenues to advance new and existing international...

Lisa Eli, MA

Lisa Eli
Valencia College
Co-Leader, Communications & Engagement (Regional Outreach), IEL KC
Lisa Eli is the assistant vice president of global and continuing education at Valencia College. She is a co-leader of communications and engagement for the International Education Leadership (IEL) Knowledge Community (KC) where she leads outreach to international education leaders across NAFSA’s...

Patricia Mwila, MPA

Patricia Mwila
University of Zambia
Co-Leader, Conference & Symposium Planning Team, IEL KC
Patricia Mwlia is a co-leader, conference and symposium planning team, for the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC).

Chad Hoseth, MA

Chad Hoseth
Colorado State University
Co-Leader, Programs & Events, IEL KC
Chad Hoseth is director of international initiatives at Colorado State University. He is responsible for initiatives that help CSU achieve strategic goals for comprehensive internationalization including on-campus academic and co-curricular learning experiences, support for faculty and their...

Jennifer Evanuik, MEd

Jennifer Evanuik
Central Michigan University
Co-Leader, Communications & Engagement (Leading Internationalization (LIZN) Network Leader), IEL KC
Jennifer Evanuik is the executive director of the Office of Global Engagement at Central Michigan University. In this role, she oversees comprehensive, study abroad, international student and scholar services, and international partnerships. Over a 14 year career in international education, Jennifer...

2021 Regional Liaisons

  • Region I: Dashiell Hillgartner, MA, University of Alaska
  • Region IV: Britta Wright, MBA, Columbia College
  • Region V: Jemma Lund, MA, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  • Region VI: Huajing Maske, PhD, University of Kentucky
  • Region VII: Aaron Clevenger, EdD, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Region X: Mary Nellis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Region XII: David Wick, EdD, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey