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University Global Affairs Committee (UGAC)

The Mission of the University Global Affairs Committee (UGAC) is:

To advocate for campus globalization and act as a catalyst for globalization efforts at CSU San Marcos

UGAC is a University Committee whose members represent faculty, staff and students. The 2021-22 membership of UGAC is:

  • Dr. Scott Greenwood, Chair, Global Studies
  • Dr. AsherLev Santos, Faculty, Public Health
  • Dr. Elvis Nshom, Faculty, Academic Coordinator International Programs (ACIP)
  • Dr. Darci Strother, Faculty, Department of Modern Languages
  • Dr. Paola Ometto, Faculty, Department of Business Administration, Management
  • Vacant, Faculty, Library
  • Vacant, Faculty, CSTEM Engineering Program
  • Danielle McMartin, Director, Global Programs and Services
  • Tiffany Gabbard, IP Coordinator and Assistant Director, Study Abroad, Global Programs and Services
  • Colleen Manthey, Assistant Director, International Admissions, Global Programs and Services
  • Grant Parsons, Director of International Enrollment and Partnerships, Global Programs and Services
  • Kseniya Gregory, Associate Director, American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI)
  • Mar Roig Ripoll, Graduate Studies & Research
  • Dr. Elziabeth Ridder, Committee on International Research Chair

The primary focus of UGAC is on the internal campus community.

The main activities of UGAC are:

  • Serve as an information clearinghouse on international activities.
  • Promote efforts to globalize the curriculum, including approval of faculty-led study abroad programming.
  • Make faculty travel awards in support of campus globalization.
  • Assess globalization efforts on campus.
  • Schedule international events for the campus community.
  • Advocate for international student support.

The University Global Affairs Committee administers two grant programs intended to promote campus globalization.