University Council on International Programs

The University Council on International Programs (UCIP) is the primary body charged with overseeing, coordinating, and advocating for the UNC System’s global affairs divisions and their activities including international students’ affairs, institutional exchange programs, global partnerships, and study abroad programs among others. The council is composed of the senior international officers and their designees from each of the 17 constituent institutions. UNC System Office staff serve as ex-officio members. The senior vice president of Academic Affairs appoints the council chair for a term of two years.

The current chair of the UCIP is Joël A. Gallegos, UNC Charlotte. The current point of contact at the System Office is Michelle Soler, Assistant Vice President of Undergraduate Programs. Current members of the UCIP are provided below as they represent their respective institution on this council.

Appalachian StateJesse Lutabingwa, Ph.D.Associate Vice Chancellor, International Education &
Chrisse Faupel, Ph.D.Executive Director, Office of International Education and
East Carolina
Jon Rezek, Ph.D.Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global
Jami Leibowitz, Ph.D.Associate Director, Office of Global Affairs; Director, Global Academic
Elizabeth City StateAndre Stevenson, Ph.D.Director, Office or International Programs + Professor of H&
Kim ScottAssociate Director of International
Fayetteville StateDeborah McLeod VasquezInterim Director, Office of International Education
Rollinda Thomas, Ph.D.Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Assessment and
N.C. A&TTyrette Carter, Ph.D.Interim Director of International Affairs and Professor
NC CentralWill GuzmánAssistant Vice Chancellor, International Programs and Community
Brenda BooneProgram Manager, Office of International
NCSSMTanya Little, Ph.D.Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs,
Angela Teachey, Ph.D.Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs,
NC StateHeidi HobbsInterim Vice Provost for Global
Sarah OlsonDirector of Global
UNC AshevilleTBD
UNC-Chapel HillHeather WardAssociate Vice Provost for Global
Jason KinnearInterim Associate Dean of Study Abroad &
UNC CharlotteJoël A. GallegosAssociate Provost for International
Brad SekulichDirector of Education Abroad
UNC GreensboroMaria Anastasiou, Ph.D.Associate Provost, International
Denise BellamySenior Director, International Programs; Director, Study Abroad and
UNC PembrokeDan Kulmala, Ph.D.Associate Vice Chancellor for Global
UNC WilmingtonMichael WilhelmAssociate Provost Global Partnerships and International
Kara Pike Inman, Ph.D.Director, Education
UNC School of the ArtsTaWanna ArchiaInternational Advisor, Principal Designated School Official (PDSO)
Western CarolinaWes Milner, Ph.D.Director of Global
Kaitlin RitchieAssociate Director, Office of Global
Winston-Salem StateMaria Merrills, Ph.D.Interim Director, Office of International
Deana BrimStudy Abroad/ISS
UNC SystemMichelle Soler, Ph.D.Assistant Vice President of Undergraduate
Dan HarrisonSenior Associate Vice President for Academic and Regulatory