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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Victoria Jones, PhD

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

David Di Maria, EdD

David Di Maria
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Chair-Elect, International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
David Di Maria, EdD, is the chair-elect of the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC). He is the inaugural associate vice provost for international education at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. As a scholar practitioner, he regularly presents, publishes, and...

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, PhD

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Rutgers University
2020-21 Annual Conference Committee Member
Rick Lee, PhD, is a member of the 2020-21 Annual Conference Committee for the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC).

Ling LeBeau, PhD

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Syracuse University
Co-Leader, Resources and Networking
Ling Gao LeBeau, PhD, is associate director of international student success at Syracuse University. LeBeau is a scholar practitioner in the field of international higher education with 28 years of experiences in teaching, research, and administration. She has served in various roles in...

Lisa Eli, MA

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

Kelechi Kalu, PhD

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

Kalpen Trivedi, PhD

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

Patricia Mwila, MPA

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

Kate Jennings, MEd

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Vancouver Island University
Leading Internationalization Network (LIZN) Leader and Chair, Resources and Networking
Kate Jennings is the Leading Internationalization Network (LIZN) leader and chair, resources and networking. 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...

2020 Regional Liaisons

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