About Us


  • Leading and administering the Division of International Affairs, including responsibily managing the Division financial accounts in a transparent manner.
  • Leading the process of integrated internationalization of the institution.
  • Overseeing all international programs and activities, to ensure they are consistent with the mission of the university.
  • Developing and overseeing all international inter-university cooperation agreements.
  • Hosting international delegations and advising NIU administration on appropriate international protocol for such visitors. 
  • Communicating information about international activities and programs to all units, faculty members, and staff members in the university community.
  • Assisting in fund-raising efforts to strengthen international programs and activities across the campus.
  • Approving all international contracts.  Supporting fiscal administration of grants managed by the Division. 
  • As the official campus Fulbright Advisor for students and faculty, promoting greater participation in Fulbright programs to enhance NIU’s global reach.
  • Counseling and advising students and faculty members who are considering applying for Fulbright program awards.
  • Managing Zeta Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta, the Honor Society for International Scholars.
  • Representing NIU at appropriate international education organizations at the state, national, and international levels.
  • Leading outreach and communication for the Division, including the use of social media.
  • Coordinating assessment efforts for the entire Division. 
  • Creating and managing globally-focused events at NIU, including the annual observance of International Education Week.