NAFSA's Advocate of the Year Award is an annual award to recognize an individual who has excelled in grassroots advocacy. The Advocate of the Year educates their elected officials on the value of international education and exchange, promotes public policies that will lead to a more welcoming and globally engaged United States, and inspires others to take action throughout the year.
2022 Advocate of the Year
NAFSA presented Alexis M. Akagawa the 2022 Advocate of the Year award.
Deborah Pierce, PhD
Northern Illinois University (retired)
Houston Baptist University
The University of Texas Medical Branch
The Ohio State University
University of Arizona
University of Minnesota
Academic Programs International
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
San Francisco State University
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Northcentral Technical College