Global Engagement

Committees and Liaisons

Global Engagement and Internationalization in the Colleges

The Office of Global Engagement collaborates with university offices within the College and administrative units in the provision of international services and the implementation of international initiatives. Much of this collaboration is conducted through the International Committees/Task Forces within each college and the designated Study Abroad Liaison within the Colleges.

Campus Internationalization

In September 2013, Clemson University, along with 10 other colleges and universities, was named to the American Council on Education (ACE)'s 11th Internationalization Laboratory Cohort. For this, Interim Provost Nadim Aziz has appointed an Internationalization Task Force co-chaired by Sharon Nagy (Vice Provost for Global Engagement) and Akel Kahera (Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities). The primary charge of the Internationalization Task Force is to review current international activities and make recommendations to improve Clemson University's abilities to prepare students for careers in the new economy and to increase the number and quality of global engagement opportunities for students and faculty. For more information, visit the ACE Internationalization Laboratory.

College International Committee Chairpersons

College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences
College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
College of Business and Behavioral Science
College of Engineering and Science
College of Health, Education and Human Development

International Programs Coordination Committee
The International Programs Coordination Committee (IPCC) is charged with coordinating information and recommending policies and plans for study abroad, international research opportunities and international internships and co-ops. The purpose of the IPCC is to support the University vision, mission and top 20 goals in the area of international programs. The committee is chaired by the Vice Provost for Global Engagement. Each member of PAC (Provost Advisory Council) nominates a senior representative from their area to serve on the committee.

College Study Abroad Liaisons

Each college has a designated study abroad liaison who is appointed by the associate dean who serves on the International Programs Coordination Committee (IPCC). These liaisons play a key role in recruiting and providing information to students who are interested in study abroad opportunities. They also assist the Office of Global Engagement in coordinating information distribution, and helping to ensure that university policies and procedures related to study abroad are communicated to and carried out within the colleges.

College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences
College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
College of Business and Behavioral Science
College of Engineering and Science
College of Health, Education and Human Development

International Services Coordination Committee

The International Services Coordination Committee (ISCC) is charged with coordinating information and reviewing and recommending policies and plans for international student recruitment, international student admissions, financial aid, international student affairs, international student retention, immigration services, tax and employment for international students, scholars, faculty and staff, and academic support services for international students. The purpose of the ISCC is to support the University vision, mission and top 20 goals in the area of international student recruitment and services. The committee is chaired by the Vice Provost for Global Engagement and each member of PAC nominates a senior representative from their area to serve on the committee.

Other key university contacts for specific international activities/services

Area Name Title
Research & Compliance Tami Hemingway Export Control Officer
Graduate Admissions & Recruitment Kathleen Costello Director
International Employment Mack Howard Director
Study Abroad Financial Aid Gail Woods Assistant Director
Sponsored Programs Sheila Lischwe, Ph.D. Director