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.

Symposium on Leadership

Internationalization leadership topics for SIOs in a NAFSA Signature Event.

Victoria Jones

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University of California-Irvine
Victoria Jones is the chair of the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC).

David Di Maria

David Di Maria
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
David Di Maria is the chair-elect of the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC).

Jane Gatewood, PhD

Jane Gatewood
University of Rochester
Past Chair, International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
Jane Gatewood is the vice provost for global engagement at the University of Rochester (New York). She earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a PhD from the University of Georgia. Her administrative experience includes developing complex bi- and multi-lateral international partnerships...

Rick Lee

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Rutgers University
Rick Lee is a member of the 2019 Annual Conference Committee for the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC).

Ling LeBeau

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Syracuse University
Ling Lebeau is a co-leader, resources and networking, for the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC).

Lisa Eli

Lisa Eli
Valencia College
Lisa Eli is a co-leader, resources and networking, for the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC).

Kelechi Kalu

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University of California-Riverside
Kelechi Kalu is a co-leader, conference and symposium planning team, for the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC).

Kalpen Trivedi

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University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Kalpen Trivedi is a co-leader, conference and symposium planning team, for the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC).

Patricia Mwila

Patricia Mwila
University of Zambia
NAFSA Global Dialogue Fellow
Patricia Mwlia is a co-leader, conference and symposium planning team, for the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC).

Kate Jennings

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Vancouver Island University
Kate Jennings is the Leading Internationalization Network leader (LIZN). She has worked in international education in a variety of capacities at five different institutions in Canada over the past 21 years. Kate is currently the director for international student services at Vancouver Island...

2019 Regional Liaisons

  • Region IV: Taylor Kinde, University of Central Missouri
  • Region V: Jemma Lund, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  • Region VI: Ji-Yeung Jang, Ohio University
  • Region VII: Aaron Clevenger, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Region X: Mary Nellis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Region XII: Steve Jacques