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Global Education Advisory Committee

The Global Education Advisory Committee is a standing committee of the Provost and Senior Vice President. It has three primary responsibilities:

  • Reviewing proposals for new off-campus international/intercultural programs or affiliations
  • Reviewing proposals for CWIL individual student travel grants and study abroad group travel grants
  • Advising on policy recommendations for the overall direction of Saint Mary's international/intercultural education

Members of the Committee for 2017-2018 are:


Mana DerakhshaniDirector, Center for Women's Intercultural Leadershipmana [at] saintmarys [dot] edu
Abrar FitwiAssistant Professor, Business Administration and Economicsafitwi [at] saintmarys [dot] edu
Melissa BialkoFaculty, Theatermbialko [at] saintmarys [dot] edu
Joel Ralston
Assistant Professor, Biologyjralston [at] saintmarys [dot] edu
Susan VanekAssociate Dean and Director Advising and First Year Studiessvanek [at] saintmarys [dot] edu
Alice Yang

Committee Chair and

Associate Director for International Education

syang [at] saintmarys [dot] edu
Jennifer ZachmanFaculty Coordinator of Study Abroad Programs
Associate Professor, Modern Languages 
jzachman [at] saintmarys [dot] edu
Katherine Frego
Student Rep., Biology & Global Studies Class of 2018 kfrego01 [at] saintmarys [dot] edu


International Partnerships

Global Education Past Programs

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