Committees

Our Committees

International Programs Committee

The primary purpose of the International Programs Committee is to review and recommend for approval of the Cal Poly International, for-credit study programs. This includes an evaluation of the mode of instruction and academic standards of each program, taking into account the international context and appropriate learning outcomes. Budgetary oversight, as well as the review of health and safety considerations, are outside of the primary functions of this committee, though taken into consideration in assessing the general strength of program proposals. The committee will evaluate the co-curricular elements and the overall merit of the program proposals/reviews to ensure they meet Cal Poly, CSU and international education industry standards. The committee provides advice to faculty members, departments, and colleges proposing for-credit study abroad opportunities for Cal Poly students and establishes guidelines for these programs. This committee will review new program proposals as well as existing programs on a rotating basis to facilitate and support the growth of excellent international study programs that meet and enhance the strategic needs of the institution.

Membership 2020-21

Name
Nick Babin
Representing
College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Sciences
Agribusiness, Natural Resource Management & Environmental Sciences
Phone
756-2373
Email
Name
Jessica Carson
Representing
Academic Programs & Planning
Phone
756-2326
Email
Name
Don Choi, Chair
Representing
College of Architecture & Environmental Design
Phone
756-2490
Email
Name
Ahmed Deif
Representing
Orfaela College of Business
Phone
756-1213
Email
Name
Lorraine Donegan
Representing
College of Liberal Arts, Graphic Communication
Phone
756-2094
Email
Name
Gary Laver
Representing
GE Governance Board
Phone
756-2538
Email
Name
Nathaniel Martinez
Representing
College of Science & Mathematics
Phone
756-2185
Email
Name
Ruby Moz
Representing
Office of the Registrar
Phone
756-5756
Email
Name
Bing Qu
Representing
College of Engineering
Phone
756-5645
Email
Name
John Thompson
Representing
Academic Senate
Phone
756-2094
Email
Name
Cari Vanderkar, Ph.D.,
(ex officio)
Representing
Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs, Cal Poly International Center
Phone
756-2945
Email

International Advisory Committee

The primary functions of the International Advisory Council (IAC) are to inform and support the director of the International Center in the formation and implementation of a comprehensive internationalization strategy for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and to assist in providing better coordination of international engagement across campus and within the local community.

Membership 2020-21

Name
Bridget Benson
Position
College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Academic Council for International Programs Representative
Phone
756-5738
Email
Name
Charles Chadwell , Chair
Position
College of Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Phone
756-1317
Email
Name
Yiwen Chiu, interim
Position
College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Sciences Agribusiness
Phone
756-2972
Email
Name
Javier de la Fuente
Position
Orfaela College of Business
Industrial Technology
Phone
756-1607
Email
Name
Kellie Green Hall
Position
College of Science & Mathematics
Phone
756-1776
Email
Name
Margot McDonald
Position
College of Architecture & Environmental Design, Architecture
Phone
756-1316
Email
Name
Beth Merritt Miller
Position
Staff At-Large
Assistant Vice Provost for University Advising
Phone
756-5759
Email
Name
Jeta Rudi Polloshka, on leave
Position
College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Sciences Agribusiness
Phone
756-5021
Email
Name
John Thompson
Position
Faculty At-Large
College of Liberal Arts, World Languages & Culture
Phone
756-2094
Email
Name
Cesar Torres Bustamante
Position
College of Architecture & Environmental Design, Landscape Architecture
Phone
756-1354
Email
Name
Roxana Tunc
Position
Staff At-Large
Assistant Director for International Recruitment & Admission
Phone
756-5824
Email
Name
Cari Vanderkar, Ph.D., (ex officio)
Position
Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs Cal Poly International Center
Phone
756-2945
Email
Name
Ning Zhang
Position
Faculty At-Large
College of Liberal Arts, Political Science
Phone
756-2887
Email

Global Health & Safety Committee

Contact List 2020-21

Name
24 Hour Line
Title
University Police
Phone
(805) 756-2281
Email
Name
Cari Vanderkar, Ph.D., Chair
Title
Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs Cal Poly International Center
Phone
(805) 756-2945
(805) 756-1477
Email
Name
George Hughes
Title
Assistant Vice President for Public Safety, Chief of Police
Phone
(805) 756-6675
Email
Name
Judy Mitchell
Title
Associate Director, International Students & Scholars
Phone
(805) 756-5837
Email
Name
Sara Otis
Title
Study Abroad Coordinator (Global Programs)
Phone
(805) 756-7321
Email
Name
Joy Pedersen
Title
Interim Dean of Students
Phone
(805) 756-6749
Email
Name
Dru Zachmeyer
Title
Assistant VP for Strategic Business Support Services
Phone
(805) 756-6473
Email
Name
Dean of Students - after hours
Title
Dean of Students
Phone
(805) 821-1262
Email

Others

as needed:

Name
Ingrid Almaguer
Title
Study Abroad Coordinator, International Center
Phone
(805) 756-7331
Email
Name
Aaron Baker
Title
Medical Director
Phone
(805) 756-2511
Email
Name
Chris Climer
Title
Study Abroad Advisor, International Center
Phone
(805) 756-1404
Email
Name
David Groom
Title
Assistant Dean of Students for OSRR
Phone
(805) 756-2794
Email
Name
Tina Hadaway-Mellis
Title
Assistant Vice President, Campus Health & Wellbeing
Phone
(805) 756-1211
Email
Name
Maren Hufton
Title
Director Equal Opportunity / Title IX Coordinator
Phone
(805) 756-1400
Email
Name
Keith Humphrey
Title
Vice President, Student Affairs
Phone
(805) 756-1521
Email
Name
Leanna Jenkins
Title
Study Abroad Coordinator, International Center
Phone
(805) 756-6179
Email
Name
Keegan Koberl
Title
Public Affairs - Academic Affairs
Phone
(805) 756-5062
Email
Name
David Korpan
Title
Director of Environmental Health & Safety
Phone
(805) 756-6662
Email
Name
Matt Lazier
Title
Director of Media Relations
Phone
(805) 756-7109
Email
Name
David Lee
Title
Emergency Services & Business Contingency Manager
Phone
(805) 756-7264
Email
Name
Chuck Petranek
Title
International Trip Advisor, International Center
Phone
(805) 756-1411
Email
Name
Patricia Ponce
Title
University Ombuds
Phone
(805) 756-1380
Email
Name
Kara Samaniego
Title
Assistant Director of Wellbeing, SAFER
Phone
(805) 756-2221
Email
Name
Ryan Shurson
Title
Associate Director, Clinical Services
Phone
(805) 756-2511
Email
Name
Brian Tietje
Title
Vice Provost International,Graduate & Extended Education
Phone
(805) 756-1757
Email
Name
Susan Tripp
Title
Analyst, International Center
Phone
(805) 756-7535
Email
Name
David Valadez
Title
Director of Budget and Finance
Phone
(805) 756-2668
Email
Name
Robin Webb
Title
University Legal Counsel
Phone
(805) 756-5530
Email

Organizations

Name
U.S. Embassy for Appropriate Country
Description
Public announcements or travel warnings
Website
Name
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Description
Medical emergency or disease outbreak
Website