Center for International Studies

University International Advisory Committee

The University International Advisory Committee (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 Committee 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

Committee Composition

Admissions Amber Schultz
College or School Deans Mark Springer
King Banaian
Monica Devers
Dave Harris (co-chair)
Finance and Administration Tammy McGee
Multicultural Student Services Director Shahzad Ahmad
Faculty Representatives  Joseph Melcher
Robert Lavenda (co-chair)
Beverly Kochmann
Rajesh Gulati
Anthony Akubue
Merton Thompson
Susan Warner
Julie Baugnet
Aspasia Rigopoulou-Melcher
Kirstin Bratt
University Advancement Matt Andrew or designee
Director of International Recruitment, Admissions, and Education Abroad Nichole Pazdernik
Center for International Studies Peggy Johnson
University College Adam Klepetar
Special Advisor to the President Judith Siminoe
AVP, Strategy, Planning & Effectiveness Lisa Foss
Student Life and Development  Dan Pedersen