Event Date Event Time Registration Deadline Registration
May 31, 2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Registration Closed

Sustaining International Education: Strategies and Solutions for Leaders

NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo

NAFSA welcomes you to join us at the Symposium on Leadership 2022, a special signature program included with All-Access Pass registration for the NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo.

The aftermath of the coronavirus global pandemic presents ongoing challenges as international education (IE) leaders and senior international officers (SIOs) regularly address evolving institutional priorities, react to shifting fiscal realities, and navigate the complex changes occurring throughout our field. We also work in a world where climate change, poverty, and global inequity remain, compelling many IE leaders to monitor and incorporate the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a guiding strategy. The 2022 Symposium on Leadership will offer current and aspiring internationalization leaders with fresh perspectives and practical insight designed to enhance individual and institutional effectiveness. The Symposium is an ideal opportunity to network with other IE leaders and SIOs, engage in meaningful dialogue with international colleagues, and bring new ideas home to help sustain international education at your organization.

A NAFSA Signature Program offered by the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community.


Governor Bill Ritter Jr.

Governor Bill Ritter Jr.
Colorado State University
Governor Bill Ritter was elected Colorado's 41st governor in 2006 and was the District Attorney of Denver from 1993-2005. During his four-year term as Governor, Ritter established Colorado as a national and international leader in clean energy by building a New Energy Economy. After leaving the...

Kalpen Trivedi, PhD

 Kalpen Trivedi
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Kalpen Trivedi, PhD, is vice provost for global affairs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is responsible for campus-wide global engagement and exercises operational and strategic oversight of the International Programs Office. He has more than eighteen years of experience in...

Chad Hoseth, MA

Chad Hoseth
Colorado State University
Co-Leader, Programs & Events, IEL KC
Chad Hoseth is the assistant vice provost of international affairs at Colorado State University (CSU) where he provides strategic vision and administrative oversight of major internationalization initiatives. In this role, he also promotes and facilitates cross-campus opportunities for international...

Alana C. Jones

Alana C. Jones
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Alana C. Jones is the Associate Vice Chancellor of International Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. The Office of International Affairs facilitates collaborative and innovative global engagement for two campuses in the University of Colorado system through...

Samira Pardanani

A headshot of Samira Pardanani
Shoreline Community College
Chair-Elect, International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
Samira Pardanani leads a comprehensive international education department at Shoreline Community College, located just north of Seattle, Washington. In this role, she oversees international recruitment, admissions, academic and university transfer advising, study and teach abroad, international...

Janaka Ruwanpura, PhD

Janaka Ruwanpura
University of Calgary
Janaka Ruwanpura, PhD, is the vice provost and associate vice president research (international) at the University of Calgary, Canada. He was the former executive chair of the Commission of International Initiatives of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) as the first...

Jiangyuan (JY) Zhou, EdD

Jiangyuan (JY) Zhou
James Madison University
Chair-Designate, 2026 Annual Conference Committee
Jiangyuan (JY) Zhou, EdD, is the executive director, Center for Global Engagement at James Madison University. Her work focuses on internationalization, faculty empowerment, global learning, and assessment. JY keeps an active research agenda on a new theoretical framework to define and assess...