Committee: Board of Directors
Position: Vice President for Scholarship and Institutional Strategy
Term Dates: Three Years

Overall Responsibility
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

NAFSA is no longer accepting applications for this position. Please see for other volunteer roles accepting applications at this time.

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