Charge and Membership

University International Council

The University International Council (UIC) serves the Executive Vice President and Provost in an advisory capacity. Its broad charge is to initiate, foster, coordinate, evaluate and effectively communicate the global activities of the University, and to develop and propose new international education, research and service policies, and other related activities. The UIC will propose and monitor guidelines and priorities for the University's global activities in the following areas: global mobility of knowledge and experience; global diversity of campus life; and global relations and profile.

Appointments will be made by the President from nominations presented by the Committee on Committees. The faculty appointments are based on recommendations from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee based on nominations from the dean of each college. Each dean will nominate at least two faculty for each position.


Faculty :  11 Voting (1 Center for International Studies; 1 Arts and Sciences; 1 Business; 1 Fine Arts; 1 Health Sciences and Professions; 1 Patton; 1 Heritage; 1 Regional Higher Ed; 1 Russ; 1 Scripps; and 1 Voinovich)
Students :  3 Voting (1 Graduate; 1 Undergraduate; 1 President of International Student Union)
Administrative : 17 Voting (*** see below for composition)
Classified : 0

Total : 34 (3 non-voting)

Committee Roster

Faculty Representatives:
Nukhet Sandal, Chair, Center for International Studies
Purba Das, Chair-Elect, Regional Higher Education
Daewoo Lee, College of Arts & Sciences
Jeff Anderson, College of Business
Andre Gribou, College of Fine Arts
Caroline Kingori, College of Health Sciences and Professions
Frans Doppen, Gladys W. & David H. Patton College of Education
Nancy Stevens, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Emmanuel Jean-Francois, Center for International Studies
Bhaven Naik, Russ College of Engineering
Ben Bates, Scripps College of Communication
Geoff Dabelko, Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs
Mariana Dantas, '20, College of Arts and Sciences, 
Student Representatives
Chioma Faith Esedebe, Graduate Student Senate
Carla Triana, International Student Union
Karen Opoku, Student Senate
Maria Modayil, Graduate Student Senate
Administrative Representatives
Gillian Ice, (non-voting)
Howard Dewald, Associate Provost, Faculty & Academic Planning (non-voting)
Lorna Jean Edmonds (Vice Provost for Global Affairs & International Studies; Chair, SIMT (non-voting)
Chris Thompson, Department of Linguistics
Betsy Partyka, Department of Modern Languages
Peter Trentacoste, Division of Student Affairs
TBD, Division of University Advancement
Vicki Seefeldt West, Enrollment Management
Diane Cahill, International Student & Faculty Services
Winsome Chunnu-Brayda, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Ji-Yeung Jang, Office of Global Affairs
Catherine Marshall, Office of Global Opportunities
Timothy Vickers, Office of Instructional Innovation
Gerry Krzic, Ohio Program of Intensive English
Araba Dawson-Andoh, University Libraries
Angela Woodward, University Communications and Marketing
Roxanne Male’-Brune, Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity
David Koonce, Graduate College
Beth Clodfelter, Honors Tutorial College
Char Rae, University College
***Composition of Administrative Appointments: 1 Assoc. Dir. Office of Global Affairs; 1 Chair, Linguistics; 1 Chair, Modern Languages; 1 Student Affairs; 1 Global Opportunities; 1 Int’l Fac. Services; 1 Admissions; 1 Advancement; 1 Graduate College; 1 Honors Tutorial College; 1 Diversity and Inclusion; 1 Instructional Innovation; 1 OPIE; 1 University College; 1 Communication and Marketing; 1 University Libraries; 1 Research and Creative Activity); 3 Non-Voting (Committee Chair, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Intl’ Studies; Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning)


All University committees follow the academic-year calendar. All students serve one-year terms. Undergraduate students are indicated by US and graduate students by GS. Faculty, administrators and staff generally serve three-year terms; the year a committee member's term expires is shown to the right of the person's name. Individuals who are not students and who have no year to the right of their names have Ex-Officio appointments. Ex-Officio appointments have voting privileges unless otherwise noted.

University International Council By-Laws_2016