Four International Education Leaders Selected as Association of International Education Administrators Presidential Fellows for 2018-2019  

(Durham, NC) September 28, 2018:  Four international education leaders have been selected as 2018-2019 AIEA Presidential Fellows. The AIEA Presidential Fellows program is a highly competitive mentoring initiative for senior international officers in the first three years of their current positions. 

Dafna Kariv professional photoTim Lewis professional photoGale Lynch professional photoJames Lynch professional photo

(L-R: Dafna Kariv, Tim Lewis, Gale Lynch, James Lynch)

Dafna Kariv of the College of Management Academic Studies, Tim Lewis of the University of St. Thomas, Gale Lynch of The New School, and James Lynch of the College of Coastal Georgia were selected by a committee of their peers as recipients of this year’s prestigious fellowship.

AIEA Presidential Fellows are matched with mentors to provide advice, consultation, and guidance on issues of professional interest. Fellows are given a small stipend to fund a visit to their Mentor’s campus to learn about the policies, politics and procedures of the campus, meeting administrators and faculty, and immersing himself in the day-to-day activities of the institution. This program provides participants with the opportunity to observe how experienced senior international officers and their institutions address international education challenges and solve problems, to learn about national and international issues and how they affect individual campuses, and to become a member of a national network which can serve as a resource beyond the Presidential Fellows program.

2018-2019 Presidential Mentors Woody Pelton of Elon University; Joanna Regulska of the University of California, Davis; Amir Reza of Babson College; and Pia Wood of the University of North Texas  bring extensive knowledge and experience to their role.

AIEA congratulates these outstanding leaders who were selected as AIEA Presidential Fellows for this coming year.  Developing strong leaders is highly needed at this particular juncture in international higher education, and AIEA is delighted to be able to help support such strong leaders in the field. 

About AIEA

The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) is the only association specifically for leaders in international higher education. Founded in 1982, the Secretariat is located in Durham, North Carolina and is comprised of over 500 institutions around the world engaged in advancing the international dimensions of higher education. 

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