Leadership

AIRC is a membership organization and AIRC's members participate in the governance and leadership of the organization. AIRC has three full-time staff, Board of Directors, and Certification Commission. The Board of Directors is an elected body with the Executive Director, Certification Commission Chair and Advocacy Chair serving as non-voting members. The The AIRC Certification Commission makes the final determination on certification status for Agency Applicants for Certification.


Current Board of Directors

Jing Luan
President 
President of San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley and Provost of International Affairs
San Mateo County Community College District
George Kacenga
Past President 
Executive Director of Global Engagement, Purdue University Northwest
Vanessa Andrade
Institutional Delegate
Associate Director of International Partnerships and Program Development
California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
Salma Benhaida
Institutional Delegate
Director of International Recruitment, Admissions and Sponsored Programs
Kent State University
Bryan Gross
Institutional Delegate, Treasurer
Vice President for Enrollment Management, Western New England University
Sophia Iliakis Doherty
Institutional Delegate
Associate Dean of International Programs, Peninsula College
Sushil Sukhwani
Director and Founder, Edwise International
 Abhijit Zaveri
Agency Delegate
Founder & Managing Director, Career Mosaic Pvt. Ltd.

  
Non Voting Board Members
Ismael Betancourt
Chair, Certification Commission
David Di Maria
Advocacy Chair
Mike Finnell
Executive Director
 

 

Emeritus AIRC Members*
 
George Burke, Director Emeritus, Center for International Programs and Services, Cleveland State University

John Deupree, Executive Director Emeritus, AIRC

Mitch Leventhal, Professor of Professional Practice & Entrepreneurship, School of Education, SUNY University at Albany

Josep Rota, Professor Emeritus, Communication, and Associate Provost Emeritus for International Studies, Ohio University

*AIRC emeritus status is intended to recognize individuals who have left active professional service having either served on the Board or Certification Commission or otherwise actively contributed to furthering AIRC’s mission.
 
Previous Board Members

David Anderson, Vice President, ELS Educational Services

George Beers, Dean of International Education (retired), Foothill and De Anza Community Colleges

Gary Bergman, President, College Study US

Mary Marquez Bell, Vice President for Enrollment Services (retired), State University of New York at Old Westbury

Steven Boyd, Director of Graduate Admission, University of New Haven

George Burke, State University of New York, University at Albany (retired)

Geraldine de Berly, Senior Associate Dean of University College, Syracuse University

Joe DeCrosta, Director of International Programs, Duquesne University

Kirsten Feddersen, Associate Vice President International Programs, Southern New Hampshire University

Stephen Foster, Associate Vice President for International Affairs (retired), Wright State University

Sophia Iliakis-Doherty, Peninsula College, Director, International Programs and International Student Recruitment

Elaine Jarchow, Dean, College of Education (retired), Northern Kentucky University

Ross Jennings, Vice President, International Programs, Green River College

Jeet Joshee, Associate Vice President for International Education and Dean of the College of Continuing and Professional Education, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)

Sabine Klahr, Deputy Chief Global Officer, University of Utah

Marjorie Peace Lenn, Founding President, Center for Quality Assurance in International Education

Mitch Leventhal, Professor, SUNY University at Albany

Mark Lucas, Managing Director, iae Global

Norm Peterson, Vice Provost for International Education at Montana State University (retired)

John Pomeroy, Chief International Officer, State University of New York, University at Albany

Greet Provoost, Assistant Dean, Enrollment and Registration Services
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

Alyssa Roberts, Agent Network Manager/Territory Manager for Southeat Asia, University of Cincinnati


Josep Rota, Professor Emeritus, Communication, and Associate Provost Emeritus for International Studies (retired), Ohio University

Mark Shay, Abroad 101

Palle Steen Jensen, General Manager, EDU Danmark

Wang Wei, CEO, Wiseway Global

​Michael B. Wilhelm, Associate Vice Chancellor of International Programs, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Pia Wood, Vice Provost and Dean of International Affairs, University of North Texas