Distinguished leaders and practitioners join the prestigious group
WASHINGTON, February 12, 2024 – The National Academy for International Education announces five new inductees who will join its ranks starting in 2024. The incoming class includes Samia Chasi, Manager, International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA); Cindy Fan, Vice Provost for International and Global Engagement, UCLA; Randy Kluver, Associate Provost and Dean, OSU Global, Oklahoma State University; Kalyani Unkele, Assistant Dean and Director of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University; and Rajika Bhandari, Principal, Rajika Bhandari Advisors.
The National Academy for International Education is the first learned society dedicated to international education, serving as an honorary society and think tank made up of distinguished leaders actively engaged in shaping international education and generating knowledge to advance the field. Academy members represent the breadth of the international education landscape and represent the core tenets of the Academy including diversity of perspectives and a commitment to equity, collaboration, and pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Inductees are educators from higher education institutions and organizations of all sizes and represent countries from all over the world.
“We are thrilled to grow the Academy with such an accomplished group of leaders who are sure to add their deep knowledge, expertise, and intellectual curiosity” said Robin Matross Helms, Chair of the Academy’s Executive Committee. “The Academy thrives on collaboration and knowledge sharing, and these new members will each bring important and diverse perspectives to the great work being done among our members.”
The Academy was initiated in March 2021, inducting an inaugural class of 23 leaders from across the field. The Academy’s secretariat currently resides with the Institute of International Education.
To learn more about the Academy and download some its recent outputs, visit www.iie.org/Academy.