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The staff of the Office of International Affairs collaborates with other Lehigh University staff, faculty and trustees to execute the university’s international strategy. The following committees help advise and guide our work.

Faculty Committee on Global Affairs

The FCGA represents the faculty in setting strategic priorities and policies for the internationalization of Lehigh, especially in relation to academic programs and research.  The committee advises the President, Provost, and the Vice President/Vice Provost for International Affairs on the following aspects of university internationalization:

  • international programs, initiatives, and experiences (both within and outside of the US),
  • internationalization of curriculum and research activities,
  • geographic areas of institutional engagement,
  • international students and scholars at Lehigh,
  • research collaborations, exchanges, and partnerships with institutions (both within and outside the US) that impact the internationalization of Lehigh University,
  • general budget priorities for university internationalization efforts.

Nandini Deo, CAS Representative, 2021 (on sabbatical)
Kwame Essien, CAS Representative, 2020
Winnie Gu, Graduate student representative (nonvoting)
Peggy Kong, COE Representative, 2021 
Alberto Lamadrid, CBE Representative, 2020   
Olivia Landry, CAS Representative, 2022
Jonathan Levin, Undergraduate student representative (nonvoting)
Cheryl Matherly, Vice President and Vice Provost for International Affairs, Ex Officio
Ageliki Nicolopoulou, CAS Representative, 2020 (attending in place of Nandini)
Stephen Pessiki, Chair, RCEAS Representative, 2020  
Charles Stevens, CBE Representative, 2022
Muhannad Suleiman, RCEAS Representative, 2022

Iacocca International Internship Steering Committee

Makes recommendations to the vice president and vice provost for international affairs on group program locations and on individual student selection and placement.

Lia Assad, Iacocca Family Member
Paul Brockman, CBE
Marie-Helene Chabut, CAS
Lori Kennedy, Director of the Center for Career and Professional Development
John Savage, CAS
Bob Storer, RCEAS
Carol Strange, Director of the Iacocca International Internship Program
Tamas Terlaky, RCEAS

International Crisis Advisory Group

ICAG oversees the university’s International Emergency Response Plan and acts as on-call responders for crisis management on Lehigh-led programs.

Laurie Gray Evans, Director, Student Support and Case Management Services
Robert Flowers, Deputy Provost for Faculty Affairs
Lori Friedman, Director of Media Relations
Emily Groff, Director of Marketing and Communications, Office of International Affairs
Ricardo Hall, Vice Provost, Student Affairs
Heather Hosfeld, Associate General Counsel
Kathleen Hutnik, Associate Dean and Director, Graduate Student Life
Jennifer Jensen, Deputy Provost, Academic Affairs
Katherine Lavinder, Dean of Students
Pat Mann, Administrative Director, Provost’s Office
Cheryl Matherly, Vice President/Vice Provost for International Affairs
Kim Nimmo, Director, Risk Management
Barbara Plohocki, Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Katie Welsh Radande, Director of Study Abroad
Frank Roth, General Counsel
Randy Shebby, Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Carina Sitkus, Director of Communications, University Communications and Public Affairs
Carol Strange, Director of the Iacocca International Internship Program
Erik Walker, Chief of Staff, President’s Office

International Travel Advisory Committee

ITAC provides policy and guidance on international travel for faculty, staff and students. ITAC oversees issues related to safety and logistics of Lehigh-sponsored international travel involving students at the graduate or undergraduate level to ensure that health and safety concerns have been considered and addressed.

Steven Bowers, Medical Director, Health and Wellness Center
Heather Hosfeld, Associate General Counsel
Cheryl Matherly, Vice President/Vice Provost for International Affairs (chair)
Lori McClaind, Associate Dean of Students
Kim Nimmo, Director of Risk Management
Katie Radande, Director of Study Abroad
Katy Rene, Assistant Director of Study Abroad (secretary)
Karen Sicinski, Nursing Director, Health and Wellness Center
Carol Strange, Director of the Iacocca International Internship Program
Todd Watkins, Executive Director, Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise and Professor of Economics