University Council on International Programs (UCIP)

The University Council on International Programs (UCIP) consists of senior international officers (SIOs) on each of the 16 campuses of higher education as well as the leadership from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, the UNC Exchange Program, and the UNC Center for International Understanding. UCIP meets regularly to advance the international agenda across the University and encourage inter-institutional programs, outreach, and communication. The UCIP Chair is appointed by the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Reporting through the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, UCIP has a mission to advise the President on international matters and on policies influencing the support and operation of international programs and global readiness, and to coordinate the University’s diverse international efforts to meet the growing needs associated with preparing students and citizens of North Carolina for the 21st century.

 

Campus Senior International Officers (SIOs)

Appalachian State University

Jesse Lutabingwa, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for International Education and Development;
Professor, Government and Justice Studies 

Phone: 828-262-2046
Fax: 828-262-4037

Email
lutabingwajl@appstate.edu

Alternate:
Vacant
Executive Director 
Office of International Education an Development

Phone: 
Fax: 

Email
 

East Carolina University

James (Jim) Gehlhar, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs

Phone: 252-328-1936
Fax: 252-328-4813

Email
gehlharj@ecu.edu

Alternate:
Jami Leibowitz, Ph.D.
Director of Global Academic Initiatives

Phone: 252-328-9447

Email
leibowitzj@ecu.edu

Elizabeth City State University

Glen Bowman, Ph.D.
Director of International Programs

Phone: 252-335-3424
Fax: 252-335-3493

Email
gcbowman@ .ecsu.edu

Alternate:
Shahid M. Shahidullah, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Social Services

Phone: 252-335-3448
Fax:

Email
smshahidullah@mail.ecsu.edu

Fayetteville State University

Yunkai Chen, Ph.D .
Director, International Study Program

Phone: 910-672-1269
Fax: 910-672-1981

Email
ychen@uncfsu.edu

Alternate:
Sharmila Udyavar
International Student/Cultural Immersion Advisor

Phone: 910-672-2971

Email
sudyavar@uncfsu.edu

NC Agricultural and Technical State University

G. Scott Jenkins, Ph.D.
 Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Programs

Phone: 336-285-3039

Email
gsjenkins@ncat.edu

Alternate:
Allegra Johnson
Study Abroad Coordinator

Phone: 336-334-7104, ext. 2223 
Fax: 336-334-7126

Email
allegra.johnson@ncat.edu

North Carolina Central University

Janice Harper, Ph.D.
Asst. Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs

Phone: 919-530-5069
Fax: 919-530-7627

Email
jharper@nccu.edu

Alternate:
Olivia Metzger Jones, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Office of International Affairs

Phone: 919-530-7713
Fax: 919-530-7627

Email
ojones@nccu.edu

North Carolina School of Science & Math

Jen Hill
Coordinator for Summer Programs, Distance Education

Phone: 919-416-2635

Email
jen.hill@ncssm.edu

Alternate:
Tom Clayton
Director of Academic Programs

Phone: 919-416-2888

Email
clayton@ncssm.edu

North Carolina State University

Bailian Li , Ph.D.
Vice Provost for International Affairs

Phone: 919-515-3201
Fax: 919-515-6835

Email
bailian_li@ncsu.edu

Alternate:
Ingrid R. Schmidt
Assoc. Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director, Study Abroad

Phone: 919-515-2087
Fax: 919-515-6021

Email
igschmid@ncsu.edu

UNC Asheville

Bonnie Parker
Director, Study Abroad/Study Away

Phone: 828-251-6666

Email
bparker@unca.edu

Alternate:
Agya Boakye-Boaten, Ph.D.
Director, International Studies Program

Phone: 828-350-4564
 

Email
aboaten@unca.edu

UNC-Chapel Hill

Ron Strauss, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Associate Provost for Academic Affairs,
and Chief International Officer

Phone:  919-962-4610
 

Email
ron_strauss@unc.edu

 

Alternate
Katie Bowler
Director of Global Relations

Phone:
919-962-4504

 Email
kbowler@unc.edu

UNC Charlotte

Joël Gallegos
Assistant Provost for International Programs

Phone: 
704-687-7755
Fax: 704-687-3168

Email
jagalleg@uncc.edu

Alternate:
Christina Sanchez, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Office of International Programs

Phone: 704-687-5386
Fax: 704-687-3168

Email
c.sanchez@uncc.edu

UNC Greensboro

Penelope Pynes, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for International Programs

Phone: 336-334-5404
Fax: 336-334-5406

Email
pjpynes@uncg.edu

Alternate:
Denise Bellamy
Interim Director of Study Abroad and Exchange Programs

Phone: 336-334-5404
Fax: 36-334-5404

Email  dlbellam@uncg.edu

UNC Pembroke

Mark Milewicz, Ph.D.
Interim Director, International Programs and Dean, Esther G. Manor Honors College

Phone: 910-521-66305
 

Email
.mark.milewicz@uncp.edu

Alternate:
Laura Dobson, Ph.D.
Study Abroad Coordinator

Phone:  910-521-6523

Emaill
laura.dobson@uncp.edu

UNC Wilmington

Denise M. DiPuccio, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost for International Programs

Phone: 910-962-3685
Fax: 910-962-4053

Email
dipucciod@uncw.edu

Alternate:
Kara Pike Inman
Interim Director, Education Abroad

Phone: 910-962-3685
Fax: 910-962-4053

Email
pikek@uncw.edu

UNC School of the Arts

Ward Caldwell, Ph.D.
ESL Program Director

Phone: 336-631-1515
 

Email
klaimone@uncsa.edu

Western Carolina University

Ling Gao LeBeau
Director, International Programs and Services

Phone: 828-227-7494
 
 

Email
lglebleau@wcu.edu

Winston-Salem State University

Joti Sekhon, Ph.D.
Director, Office of International Programs

Phone: 337-750-2306

Email
sekhonj@wssu.edu

UNC General Administration

Vacant
Vice President for International Engagement

 

 

Catherine Holderness, Ph.D.
Director, UNC Exchange Program

Phone: 336-334-4909
Fax: 336-256-1011

Email
c_holder@uncg.edu

Rick VanSant
Executive Director, Go Global NC

Phone: 919-420-1371
Ext. 202
Fax:
919-420-1371

Email
fbvansant@northcarolina.edu

Go Global NC Alternate
Meredith Henderson
Director of Programs

Phone: 
919-420-1369
Ext. 217
Fax: 
919-420-1371