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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Kalpen Trivedi, PhD

 Kalpen Trivedi
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Chair, International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
Kalpen Trivedi, PhD, is vice provost for global affairs 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 in...

Kate Jennings

Kate Jennings
Jennings International Education Leadership & Training
Chair-Elect, International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
Kate Jennings has over two decades of experience and has held progressive leadership roles in international education at five universities (Vancouver Island University, University of Alberta, Simon Fraser University, Queen’s University, University of Victoria) in three Provinces in Canada...

David Di Maria, EdD

David Di Maria
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Past Chair, International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
David L. Di Maria is senior international officer and associate vice provost for international education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His responsibilities include leading internationalization strategy and overseeing the programs, services, and activities of UMBC’s Center for...

Jiangyuan (JY) Zhou, EdD

Jiangyuan (JY) Zhou
Stockton University
2023 Annual Conference Committee Member, International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
Jiangyuan (JY) Zhou, EdD, is the director of global engagement and the senior international officer (SIO) at Stockton University. Her research and work focus on internationalization of higher education, faculty engagement, curriculum internationalization, and global learning. She frequently presents...

Aaron Clevenger, EdD

Aaron Clevenger
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Co-Leader, Programs & Events, IEL KC
Aaron Clevenger is the assistant provost of international programs at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he provides the university’s vision for comprehensive internationalization. He is an adjunct professor in Security Studies and International Affairs. Clevenger holds a BA in Interpersonal...

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...

Chad Hoseth, MA

Chad Hoseth
Colorado State University
Co-Leader, Programs & Events, IEL KC
Chad Hoseth is the assistant vice provost of international affairs at Colorado State University (CSU) where he provides strategic vision and administrative oversight of major internationalization initiatives. In this role, he also promotes and facilitates cross-campus opportunities for international...

Douglas Proctor, PhD

Douglas Proctor
Swinburne University of Technology
Co-Leader, Communications & Engagement (Regional Outreach), IEL KC
Douglas Proctor, PhD is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. He provides institution-wide leadership on global engagement and oversees Swinburne’s global strategy in teaching, research and outreach. A scholar-practitioner in...

2022 Regional Liaisons

  • Region IV: Britta Wright, MBA, Columbia College
  • Region VI: Huajing Maske, PhD, University of Kentucky
  • Region X: Mary Nellis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute