Tonya Veltrop

Tonya Veltrop, MBA

Assistant Director, International Health, Safety and Security
University of Missouri
Poster Chair, 2021/2022 Annual Conference Committee

Tonya joined the International Center as assistant director of international health, safety and security in August 2019. She has worked in the field of international education for more than 20 years and has enjoyed experience in a variety of areas, including enrollment management, student recruitment, international student/immigration advising, student success, international program development, study abroad, social media strategy, engaged learning, event planning, marketing and sales. Throughout her career, she has focused on student health and well-being. She holds a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in business and (fashion) marketing/public relations. Tonya is a longtime member of NAFSA: The Association of International Educators and has served as NAFSA Region IV chair, member of the Leadership Cultivation Subcommittee, poster fair co-organizer and conference volunteer with the NAFSA Career Center. She is an active member of Pulse: Higher Education International Health and Safety Professionals, the Global Leadership League, and the U.S. Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Council's Academia Working Group and Women in Security group. She has traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.