Committee: International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC)
Position: Chair, International Education Leadership (IEL) Knowledge Community
Term Dates: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2025

The International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC) addresses the needs of Senior International Officers (SIOs), those international education leaders who are engaged in visioning, leading, and building commitment for internationalization by working at the nexus of administration, faculty, and international education services.

The chair of the IEL KC works in partnership with NAFSA staff to define programming and opportunities to contribute to NAFSA for those who lead internationalization on their campuses. The position is accountable to the NAFSA Board of Directors through the Vice President for Scholarship and Institutional Strategy (VP SIS). This is a three-year term with a different role each year: Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past Chair.


  • Provide leadership for articulating and promoting the theory, practice, and significance of effective international education leadership.
  • Provide leadership for the conceptualization, development, and dissemination of quality products, programs, and services that serve international education leaders.   

NAFSA is not currently accepting applications for this position. Visit NAFSA Volunteer Leadership: Open Positions to learn about available opportunities.

Position updated February 2022

Major Functions and Responsibilities