For Faculty & Staff

We seek to support you in your international endeavors.

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International Initiatives Committee

IIC’s Mission

The International Initiatives Committee (IIC) is Towson University's primary forum to enhance awareness among the colleges, academic, students support units, and key student organizations regarding the issues, services, and needs of international students, visiting scholars and study abroad students and to promote internationalization at TU. The committee will serves as an advocacy mechanism to increase opportunities for students, faculty and staff to participate in international endeavors. It will promote international partnerships and a campus-wide understanding of international issues that impact A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity and TU 2020: A Focused Vision for Towson University Strategic Plans.

Committee Members AY 2020-2021 (Term length: 3 years; " * " members also serve on ITAC committee)

Name Department College/Division
Dr. Gashaw Abeza Kinesiology CHP
Ms. Tawa Alaka Graduate Student Association NA
Ms. Jennifer Ballengee English CLA
Ms. Geannine Callaghan Development Office NA
Ms. Nancy Dufau Sponsored Programs and Research NA
Dr Colleen EbacherForeign Languages Foreign Languages CLA
Dr. Greg Faller* Dean's Office COFAC
Ms. Gail Gibbs* International Student and Scholar Office Academic Affairs
Mr. Geoff Gordon Athletics NA
Mr. Jose Infante International Recruitment and Admissions Academic Affairs
Dr. Tunde Oduntan History CLA
Dr. Margherita Pampinella Foreign Languages CLA
Dr. Molly Mee Secondary and Middle School Education COE
Dr. Claire Muhuro* Chemistry FCSM
Dr. Maggie Reitz* Office of the Provost Academic Affairs
Dr. Robert Rook Interdisciplinary Studies CLA
Ms. Liz Shearer* Study Abroad Office Academic Affairs
Dr. Rodney Stump Accounting CBE
Vacant- AVP* International Initiatives Academic Affairs

International Travel Advisory Committee (ITAC)

ITAC's Mission

The International Travel Advisory Committee (ITAC) will be Towson University’s primary forum to enhance awareness about the issues, services and needs of faculty, staff and students travelling abroad. ITAC will recommend strategies to manage risks associated with international travel and will respond to travel advisory appeals per 03-13.00 – POLICY ON TRAVEL ADVISORIES FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL. 

Membership (in addition to " * " IIC members identified above)

Name Title College/Division
Bruce Griffin Chief Compliance and Risk Officer  Office of the General Counsel
Dr. Alexei Kole Director of Undergraduate Research Office of the Provost
Dr. Vernon Hurte Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee) Student Affairs
Vacant Student Rep Director of Academic Affairs Student Government Association