International Committee


The International Committee consists of faculty, staff, and students who are appointed by the President and charged with promoting internationalization efforts on campus, and developing and recommending policies, procedures, and partnerships regarding internationalization of the UM community. The duties of the International Committee include review and recommendation of new and ongoing partnership agreements, review and ranking of applications for faculty long-term international activities, and review and recommendation of a recipient for the Distinguished Service to International Education Award.


Royce C. Engstrom, President


Nader Shooshtari, Business Management

FACULTY (Eight; Three-year term)

Wayne Freimund, Society & Conservation (2016)

Sarah Halvorson, Geography (2018) 

Michael Braun, School of Business Administration (2015)

Liz Ametsbichler, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures (2016)

James Laskin, Physical Therapy (2017)

Soazig LeBihan, Philosophy (2018)

Henriette Lowisch, Journalism (2017)

Anna Sala, Division of Biological Sciences (2018)

Kate Shanley, Native American Studies (2017)

STAFF (Two; Three-year term)

Mika Watanabe, Disability Services for Students (2018)

Edi Stan, Facilities Services (2018)

STUDENT (Three; One-year term)


ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATIVES (Appointed by the President; Three-year term)


Abraham Kim, Director, Mansfield Center (2016)


Effie Koehn, Director, Foreign Student and Scholar Services

Marja Unkuri-Chaudhry, Office of International Programs

Updated September 2015