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Advisory Board

Advisory Board for Faculty-Led Programs Abroad


Texas State 2017-2023 University Plan articulates a commitment to prepare all students to achieve their career goals and make positive and meaningful contributions as they interact in a global society through a learning and engagement program, rich with different perspectives. Critical to achieving these goals are top quality education abroad programs that can be developed, operationalized and delivered to students.


The function of the Advisory Board for Faculty-led Programs Abroad is to provide feedback and recommendations to Education Abroad in respect to the feasibility proposals for new faculty-led programs. Additionally, the Advisory Board will provide guidance on proposed projects, initiatives, policies and procedures, including but not limited to Education Abroad programs. The Advisory Board for Faculty-led Programs Abroad will also serve as a forum to collect and disseminate information relating to internationalization at the university.

Advisory Board Membership and Appointment Process

The Advisory Board for Faculty-led Programs Abroad is composed of Academic Program Directors (APDs) and Education Abroad Faculty, including representatives from every college. Also serving are representatives of administrative units responsible for operationalizing the University's internationalization goals. Advisory Board members are appointed by International Affairs.

Term and Vacancies

APDs and Education Abroad faculty members appointed by International Affairs will serve a two-year term. Representatives from the administrative units will serve indefinitely as long as their role at the university is directly linked to Education Abroad services. Vacancies will be appointed as needed prior to the next scheduled meeting.

Schedule of Meetings

The Advisory Board will meet on campus at least two times per year; however, as relevant events and circumstances evolve, more frequent meetings may be established. Preferred months for biannual meetings are April and November.

Minutes and Information

The Office of Education Abroad will be responsible for the scheduling of meetings and the recording of meeting minutes. Meeting minutes, relevant information, and work-products of the Advisory Board will be uploaded to Canvas. The Education Abroad Office will create and manage the Canvas site.

Current Advisory Board Members

Ismael AmayaDean of Students OfficeStudent Affairs
Dr. Lori AssafCurriculum and InstructionCollege of Education
Dr. Laura Rodriguez AmayaInterational AffairsAcademic Affairs
Isis de la OEducation AbroadAcademic Affairs
Dr. Lucy Harney World LanguagesCollege of Liberal Arts
Monica HughesSchool of NursingCollege of Health Professions
Dr. Rob KonopaskeManagementCollege of Business
Dr. Jon McGeeAnthropologyCollege of Liberal Arts
Dr. Christine NortonSchool of Social WorkCollege of Applied Arts
Holly TiptonAVP for Academic AffairsAcademic Affairs
Dana WilletDistance & Extended LearningAcademic Affairs