Center for International Studies

University International Advisory Council

The University International Advisory Council (UIAC) is a university-wide committee that is charged with providing advice and recommendations regarding St. Cloud State University’s international strategy, initiatives and activities. The UIAC reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The purpose of the University International Advisory Council is to provide advice on:

  • Coordination of international activities of the university in alignment with SCSU’s international strategic plan
  • Developing synergistic relationships within and between SCSU Colleges and Schools
  • Developing systems, procedures and processes for inclusive review of new and ongoing international initiatives and programs
  • Supporting the development and sharing of data and information related to SCSU’s international activities and expertise
  • Providing funding recommendations to SCSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for proposals for international initiatives
  • Faculty and staff professional development activities related to internationalization

Council Composition

College or School Deans
Dr. Adel Ali (COSE)
Dr. King Banaian (SoPA)
Dr. Shonda Craft (CHWP)
Dr. Dave Harris (HBS)
Dr. Jennifer Mueller (SoED)
Dr. Mark Springer (CLA) - co-chair
Dr. Claudia Tomany (Graduate Studies)
Dr. Feng-Ling Johnson (University College)
Finance and Administration Vacant
Associate Vice President of Center for International Studies Shahzad Ahmad
Faculty Representatives 
Joseph Melcher - co-chair
Michael Schwartz
Jennifer Christensen
Jeff (Jiang-Ping) Chen
Rajesh Gulati
Shakour Abuzneid
Jen Atteberry
Alex Polacco
Aspasia Rigopoulou-Melcher
Shelly Wagener
Elena Kurinski
Randal Baker
Gretchen Huwe
University Advancement Matt Andrew or designee
Education Abroad Team
Rachael Gardner
Jacob Kinning
Wade Sherman 
International Admissions
Leslie Starrett 
International Student and Scholar Services Team Kristy Nelson Ramos
Chee Moua-Yang
Jacob Mercer
Special Advisor to the President Judith Siminoe
AVP, Strategy, Planning & Effectiveness vacant 
Division of Student Affairs Jennifer Sell Matzke
Kathy Johnson
Multicultural Student Services Angie Witte 
Strategic Enrollment Management  ​vacant 

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