The Role of Presidents and Provosts in Managing the Comprehensive Internationalization of a Campus
Barbara A. Hill
American Council on Education’s Center for Internationalization
Barbara A. Hill is the Senior Associate with the American Council on Education’s Center for International Initiatives, working with institutional leaders to promote internationalization strategically. Dr. Hill consulted with Higher Education for Development, developing infrastructure to serve international development through university partnerships and organizing workshops to disseminate expertise in international development. She participated in the Visiting Advisors Program of the Salzburg Seminar, consulting in Russia and Eastern Europe about governance, finance, academic structure and program quality.
Earl H. Potter III
St. Cloud State University
Dr. Earl H. Potter III has been President of St. Cloud State University since July 2007. President Potter leads Minnesota’s second largest university offering an affordable, high-quality education and well-rounded college experience for students who hail from Minnesota and around the world. Under his leadership there is a strong commitment to student success, academic distinction, global education, diversity and community partnerships.
President Potter has established himself as a leader who envisions the University as a driving force for progress and problem solving in the region and a source of great pride for the community and the state. The University community has been energized by his forward-looking perspectives and his innovative approach to bringing about positive change.
In addition to his duties as President of St. Cloud State University and responsibilities to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, President Potter serves on the City of St. Cloud's Create CommUNITY Steering Committee, Initiative Foundation Board of Trustees, Minnesota Campus Compact Board of Directors, United Way of Central Minnesota Board of Directors, St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and other community task forces and initiatives.
Previously, Dr. Potter was executive vice president and provost at Southern Oregon University, dean of the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University; dean of the School of Management at Lesley University; director for organizational development and employment services at Cornell University; associate dean for academics at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy; a fellow for the American Council on Education in the Office of the Chancellor at the University of Colorado; and chief negotiator for management and head of the Department of Economics and Management at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
President Potter holds a Ph.D. in organizational psychology and a master's degree in psychology, both from the University of Washington; and a bachelor's degree in psychology with honors from Williams College. He also served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1969 to 1993 and retired at the rank of captain.
Dr. Potter and his wife Christine Marshall Potter have adult children.
Dr. Nico Jooste
Director, Office for International Education
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Dr. Nico Jooste is the Director of the Office for International Education at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He has held this position since July 2000 and was responsible for the development of the Office for International Education at the university as a self-funding entity. During this time the number of international students grew from 130 in 2000 to 2300 in July 2006. The comprehensive internationalisation of the university was implemented during this period as a strategic imperative of NMMU to be the premier New Generation University for the 21st Century. Prior to his appointment at NMMU, Dr. Jooste was the Executive Director of Eastern Cape Higher Education Association from June 1998 to June 2000, Deputy Acting University Registrar from January 1996 to December 1996, Deputy Registrar Academic from January 1993 and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Economic History from February 1982 to February 1992. Dr. Jooste also serves on the Executive Committee of the International Education Association of South Africa and held the chair of the Directors’ Forum in 2006. He received his Ph.D. from the University of the Free State, a masters from Rand Afrikaans University and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Pretoria and the University of Fort Hare.