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Committees and Working Groups

Globally focused committees and working groups span university units. Key groups and charges include:

Committees

Study Abroad Health and Safety Committee

This committee provides guidance to the Study Abroad Office (SAO) on a variety of complex issues related to the health, safety, and security of ASU study abroad program faculty, staff, and participants. Committe representatives include individuals from the Office of the University Provost, Risk and Emergency Management, the Office of General Counsel, the Study Abroad Faculty Advisory Committee and the SAO.

Contact: Jennifer Malerich, Office of the University Provost           
Jennifer.Malerich@asu.edu

Study Abroad Faculty Advisory Committee

This committee, made up faculty and staff, advocates the message of study abroad across the institution, and serves as a sounding board for the Study Abroad Office (SAO) as it pertains to new program models, funding sources, and program policies.

Contact: Jennifer Malerich, Office of the University Provost           
Jennifer.Malerich@asu.edu

International Travel Advisory Committee

This committee conducts risk assessments of proposed ASU-related student travel to a “high risk” destination submitted through the Student International Travel Registration system and has the authority to approve or deny those proposals. Committee includes representatives from the Office of the University Provost, Risk and Emergency Management, the Office of General Counsel, the Study Abroad Office, and the academic unit of the traveling student.

Contact: Jennifer Malerich, Office of the University Provost           
Jennifer.Malerich@asu.edu

University International Student Services Committee

The University International Student Services Committee meets monthly to share information and coordinate efforts in support of ASU international students. The committee is comprised of ASU staff who represents university services and academic units that play a critical role in support of student success. 

Contact: Lance Harrop, Downtown Phoenix Campus         
harrop@asu.edu

Working Groups

Working Group (WG) Global

Executive team management of ASU global strategy, with representation from the Offices of the President, University Provost, and Knowledge Enterprise Development (KED).

Contact: Jim O’Brien, Office of the President         
James.Obrien@asu.edu

WG Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

ASU is working in the Middle East and North Africa to drive initiatives in education, research and innovation that are compatible with the complexity of the region and to bring students and faculty together toward the common goal of solving the world’s most pressing issues at the nexus of food, water and energy.

Contact: Maen Areikat, Office of the President     
maen.areikat@asu.edu

International Operations

Build out ASU’s capability and develop network as schools and colleges continue to expand globally, assists with various issues that are encountered along the way (i.e. due diligence, accounting/finance/tax, human resources, entity choice, etc.).

Contact: Joanne Wamsley, Financial Services        
Jaonne.Wamsley@asu.edu

International Project Management

A community of practice for those that oversee international projects and programs by sharing best practices, tools, and resources.

Contact: Ashley Haygood, KED    
Ashley.Haygood@asu.edu

Global Strategic Partnerships

Share experiences and successes and develop best practices for a unique approach to growing ASU’s partnerships.

Contact: Sarah Jones, KED            
Sarah.Johnes@asu.edu