Committee: Board of Directors
Position: Vice President for Scholarship and Institutional Strategy
Term Dates: Three Years
The Vice President for Scholarship and Institutional Strategy (VP/SIS) provides leadership for NAFSA's professional development programs in the areas of scholarship and institutional strategy related to internationalization. S/he serves as a member of the Board of Directors, and the Board's Executive Committee, contributing to the governance of the association and the exercise of leadership.
Under the purview of the VP/SIS are three knowledge communities: International Education Leadership (IEL), Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLS), and Education Abroad (EA); and the Annual Conference Committee (ACC). These groups comprise the Vice President's portfolio. The VP/SIS also advises the NAFSA professional staff on three functions related to her/his portfolio: internationalization, research and thought leadership, and the Senior Fellows.
The VP/SIS oversees the work of volunteer leader groups in the areas in her/his purview and works closely with staff partners to support these strategic goals of NAFSA's 2021-2023 Strategic Plan.
As a member of the Board of Directors, the VP/SIS also takes part in setting the strategic direction for the association in all goal areas and chairs the Scholarship & Institutional Strategy (SIS) Committee of the Board. S/he may also be assigned to serve on other committees of the Board.
The VP/SIS collaborates and coordinates with the Vice President for Professional Development and Engagement (VP/PDE) and the Vice President for Public Policy and Practice (VP/PPP) to ensure the effective work of all leaders in NAFSA programs, products, and services. Integration of the input from the knowledge community and regulatory committees overseen by the VP/PDE and VP/PPP is important to the work of the ACC. The VP/SIS also oversees contributions from her/his portfolio groups to the development of regional conference programs, as requested.
Position updated January 2023