The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Kalpen Trivedi selected to serve in chair stream for the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community

UMass Amherst Director of International Programs Elected to Leadership Position with NAFSA

Kalpen Trivedi selected to serve in chair stream for the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community

Kalpen Trivedi, associate provost and director of the International Programs Office (IPO), has been selected to serve in the chair stream for the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC) at NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The term for this position is January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023.

“I am honored to have been selected by the members of NAFSA. Many thanks to my international education colleagues and UMass Amherst for supporting me in this leadership position,” said Trivedi, who is currently finishing his term on the IEL KC as Conference and Symposium Team Lead.

“Associate Provost Trivedi’s election to this leadership role at the nation’s leading international education organization is a well-deserved recognition of the prominence that he and his colleagues have brought to our International Programs Office,” said John McCarthy, provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. “Both domestic students interested in studying abroad and International students and scholars seeking to join our campus are very well served by IPO’s exceptional care and concern for their well-being.”

NAFSA is the world's largest professional association dedicated to international education. With over 10,000 members, NAFSA strives to increase awareness of and support for the contributions of international education and exchange in higher education, government, and the community, believing that citizens with international experience and global awareness are crucial to U.S. leadership, competitiveness, and security.  NAFSA’s IEL KC, under the aegis of the NAFSA Board of Directors, supports senior international officers and campus internationalization leaders who provide the vision and build commitment for comprehensive internationalization. To that end, the IEL KC coordinates the delivery of a comprehensive set of resources, sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities for senior campus leaders.

“We count on the commitment of our members who volunteer their time and energy to continue advancing the field of international education and are truly appreciative of Kalpen’s dedication to the role, said Esther Brimmer, NAFSA executive director and CEO. 

The complete list of leaders elected in September 2020 is available at www.nafsa.org/about/about-nafsa/2020-nafsa-annual-election-ballot