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.

Jane Gatewood

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University of Rochester
Jane Gatewood is the chair of the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC).

Victoria Jones

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

Erich Dietrich

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Assistant Vice President for Global Programs & Associate Dean for Global Affairs
Erich Dietrich is the past chair of the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC).

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).

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).

Ling LeBeau

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Western Carolina University
Ling Lebeau is a co-leader, resources and networking, 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).

David Di Maria

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County
David Di Maria is a co-leader, resources and networking, for the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC).

Christina Sanchez

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California Lutheran University
Christina Sanchez 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 I: Lisa Smoker, ELS Educational Services
  • Region IV: Leigh Neys, Northern State University
  • Region V: Jemma Lund, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  • Region VI: Ji-Yeung Jang, Ohio University
  • Region VII: Angie V. Edwards, Queens University of Charlotte
  • Region X: Mary Nellis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Region XII: Steve Jacques