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

Amber Schultz
Nichole Pazdernik
College or School Deans
Adel Ali
King Banaian
Shonda Craft
Dave Harris 
Jennifer Mueller
Mark Springer
Latha Ramakrishnan
Finance and Administration Joseph Trubacz
Associate Vice President of Center for International Studies Shahzad Ahmad
Faculty Representatives 
Joseph Melcher
Jiang-Ping Chen
Rajesh Gulati
Anthony Akubue
Julie Baugnet
Aspasia Rigopoulou-Melcher
Kirstin Bratt
Edward Greaves
Daniel Macari
Jeffrey Cheng
University Advancement Matt Andrew or designee
Education Abroad Team
Rachael Gardner
Bao Lee
Jacob Kinning
Kimberly Gregory
Center for International Studies Stephanie Kroll
University College Glenn Davis
Special Advisor to the President Judith Siminoe
AVP, Strategy, Planning & Effectiveness Lisa Foss
Student Life and Development  Jennifer Sell Matzke
IFO President Thomas Hergert