George Mwangi to Join IPO As Leadership Fellow
Associate Professor in Higher Education Chrystal George Mwangi is joining the International Programs Office (IPO) as a Chancellor’s Leadership Fellow. George Mwangi will work with Associate Provost for International Programs Kalpen Trivedi for the 2020-21 academic year to help IPO develop and coordinate a global engagement strategy.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with Professor George Mwangi in furthering IPO’s work,” says Trivedi, Associate Provost for International Programs. “Given her exciting academic work in equity and inclusion in international higher education, Professor George Mwangi is ideally suited to helping us develop a global engagement strategy grounded in social justice.”
George Mwangi’s scholarship broadly centers on 1) structures of opportunity and issues of inequity that impact the trajectory of diverse students into and through college; 2) internationalization efforts within higher education, the transnational nature of universities, and the use of higher education as a tool for international mobility/migration; and 3) African and African Diaspora populations in higher education with emphasis on the impact of race, racism, and coloniality on their educational experiences.
Dr. George Mwangi is currently the principal investigator on a grant from the Worldwide Universities Network focused on comparatively understanding how higher education systems across six countries are pursuing diversity, equity, and/or inclusion for student success in their policies and practices. She serves as Associate Editor for the Journal on Diversity in Higher Education. Dr. George Mwangi has received multiple research awards from the Comparative & International Education Society and was the 2018 recipient of NAFSA’s Innovative Research in International Education award
Chancellor's Leadership Fellowships seek to cultivate future campus leaders by offering a half-time, one-year, temporary appointment to an administrative area on campus and by providing shadowing and mentoring from the leaders of the host units. In addition, fellows are expected to launch a significant program during the fellowship year.
Chancellor's Fellows have the opportunity to participate in university decision-making and to develop and demonstrate capacity for leadership in arenas that are not often a part of day-to-day faculty life.