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International Students and Scholars Committee

The International Students and Scholars Committee addresses concerns that arise for international students, scholars, and visiting faculty. Reports on student affairs issues should be forwarded to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs with copies to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research. Academic reports on such topics as student admission and retention standards and visiting faculty and postdoctoral scholars should be forwarded to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research with copies to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Committee members should have some experience with or specific interest in non-U.S. cultures/students. Membership consists of four international students, two undergraduate appointed on an annual basis by the Student Government Association and two graduate appointed on an annual basis by the Graduate Student Council in consultation with the International Student Association and the Office of International Programs; five faculty members appointed to staggered three-year terms by the Faculty Senate; two staff members appointed to staggered three-year terms by the Staff Senate (one classified and one nonclassified); Director of Admissions; Director of Student Health; Registrar; the Dean of the Graduate School; and the Director of the Office of International Programs. The Associate Dean for Enrollment Management, the Director of International Programs, and the Assistant to the Chancellor for Diversity Initiatives will serve as ex-officio, nonvoting members. The committee elects a chair at the beginning of each academic year.

MEMBERS:

  • Rony Vaca
  • Sophia (Ganlei) Huang
  • Suhair Mrayan
  • Jose Tovar
  • Tugrul Polat
  • Faye Cocchiara
  • Irina Khramtsomva
  • Gauri Guha
  • Richard Wang
  • Lily Zeng Vice-Chair
  • Tracy Finch
  • Victoria Williams
  • Tracy Finch
  • Andy Sustich
  • Kathryn C. Jones
  • Lynita Cooksey
  • Warren Johnson Chair
  • Tonya Crittenden
  • Chris Boothman