Special Event
Event Date Event Time Registration Deadline Registration
November 17, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Registration Closed
Logo of Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization

NAFSA welcomes international education leaders to join us for a special live-streamed event featuring leaders from Simon Award-winning institutions on November 17 during International Education Week. This engaging dialogue highlights innovative approaches to campus internationalization and the challenges facing higher education institutions today. This panel features presidents from institutions honored with 2021 NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Awards for Campus Internationalization. NAFSA is pleased to offer this program free of charge.

Since 2003, the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization has recognized U.S. colleges and universities that are making significant, well-planned, well-executed, and well-documented progress toward comprehensive internationalization—especially those using innovative and creative approaches.

2021 Simon Award Recipients

Comprehensive Award

  • Davidson-Davie Community College
  • Florida International University
  • Lehigh University
  • Santa Fe College
  • The University of Texas at Austin

Spotlight Award

  • Indiana University
  • Miami Dade College
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington

Presidential Panelists include:

Leaders from 2021 Simon Award-Winning Institutions

  • Paul Broadie II, PhD, President, Santa Fe College
  • Darrin L. Hartness, EdD, President, Davidson-Davie Community College
  • Joseph J. Helble, PhD, President, Lehigh University
  • Madeline Pumariega, President, Miami Dade College
  • Jose V. Sartarelli, PhD, Chancellor, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Pamela S. Whitten, PhD, President, Indiana University


  • Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil, NAFSA Executive Director and CEO

To learn more about the NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Award please visit: www.nafsa.org/simonaward