2019-20 AIEA Presidential Mentors

Hilary Link Photo

Hilary Link began her tenure as President of Allegheny College in July 2019.  She previously served as Dean of Temple University’s Rome Campus since 2013, and before that as Vice Provost and Dean for International Programs (SIO) at Barnard College of Columbia University.  Link was an AIEA Presidential Fellow in 2010-2011. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Italian Language and Literature from Yale University and a B.A. in Art History and Italian from Stanford.

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Cheryl Matherly is Vice President and Vice Provost for International Affairs at Lehigh University and Professor of Practice in Comparative and International Education.  She previously served as SIO for the University of Tulsa.  Matherly is the current president of AIEA. She is co-author of the AIEA Standards of Professional Practice, a two-time mentor for the AIEA Presidential Fellows Program, and frequent conference presenter.  She writes on international education and employability. Her doctorate is from the University of Houston.

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Joanna Regulska is Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor, Global Affairs, and professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, University of California, Davis. With over thirty years of international experience, she has led diverse educational, research and partnerships projects. In 2010-11 she was selected as AIEA Presidential Fellow; in 2013 awarded the Fulbright US-Korea International Education Administrator Award and in 2019 was recognized by the IIE as “SIO of the Year “.

Jennifer Robertson photo  Jennifer Robertson is currently the Executive Dean at Valencia College’s Poinciana campus.  Prior to this role, she was director of Valencia’s Study Abroad and Global Experiences office and executive director of the Florida Consortium for International Education (FCIE).  Robertson is currently active in FCIE and AIEA and just published a book chapter titled “The Outreach Triad for Successful Study Abroad Programs:  Students, Faculty, and the Local Community.”  She holds an EdD and MBA from the University of Central Florida.
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Sally Crimmins Villela is Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs and SIO for the State University of New York, overseeing international academic programs, education abroad, international students, curricular internationalization, and Learning Through Development – a paradigm whereby universities support community-led development. Sally oversees operations in Mexico, Turkey and Haiti, as well as the SUNY COIL Center, the premier university-based virtual exchange center, internationalizing the education of students at more than 70 institutions in 18 countries.