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Global Council

North Dakota State University has seen enormous growth and achievement in the past decade in student enrollment, academic excellence, co-curricular programming, research initiatives, and collaboration with local, regional, national and international institutions of higher learning and businesses. As we move into the next decade, NDSU is poised to become one of the nation’s pre-eminent land-grant research universities. Internationalization is an important component of this trajectory, and it is critical that our institution develops a strategic, comprehensive, institutional-level integrated approach to internationalization that encompasses teaching, research and service.  The creation of a Global Council, comprised of faculty, staff, students and community members, will bring key stakeholders with institutional and community knowledge together to review the current state of internationalization, develop a forward-thinking plan for comprehensive internationalization and begin the process of implementation and ongoing review.

The Global Council is comprised of a broad campus and community representation. Members include NDSU faculty, staff, students, and administrators, as well as local educational, political, and business leaders.

Global Council Co-Chairs

Virginia Clark Johnson 
College of Human Development and Education



Gary Smith
College of Engineering and Architecture

Global Council Members

Thomas Ambrosio
Associate Professor
Criminal Justice and Political Science

Holly Bastow-Shoop    
Department of Apparel, Design & Hospitality Management

Debjyoti Dwivedy    
Graduate Student
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Daniel Friesner    
Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Faculty Development
College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences

Dean Gorder    
Executive Director
North Dakota Trade Office

Roger Gussiaas    
Healthy Oilseeds

Lisa Hauck    
Office of Global Outreach

Michael Haugen    
NDUS Board of Higher Education

Valery Kettner    
Associate Vice President 
Sponsored Programs Administration

Tanya Kramer    
Assistant Director of Study Abroad
Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services

Mike Krueger    
The Money Farm

Natalie Reiter    
Career Counselor
Counseling Center

Wei Lin    
Associate Professor
Civil Engineering

Tim Mathern     
State Senator

Evie Myers    
Vice President
Equity, Diversity, and Global Outreach

Charles Okigbo    

Marinus Otte    
Biological Sciences

Birgit Pruess    
Associate Professor
Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences

CeCe Rohwedder    
Assistant to the Vice President
Information Technology

Theresa Semmens    
Chief IT Security Officer
Information Technology Services

Thomas Wahl    
Agribusiness and Applied Economics

David Wittrock    
Graduate School

Newell Wright    
Center for Global Initiatives

Global Council Goals

  • Examine best practices at the national and international level
  • Carry out a review of the current state of internationalization at NDSU
  • Frame a conversation on internationalization within the campus
  • Identify challenges, obstacles and opportunities
  • Develop a strategic plan for enhancement of international dimensions & further internationalization of NDSU

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Last Updated: Monday, December 01, 2014 11:18:31 AM