November 11, 2016
Sukant Misra, associate vice provost for international programs at Texas Tech University, was selected as the next vice president for Mid-America Universities International (MAUI). Tibor Nagy, vice provost for international affairs, nominated Misra to the council.
Misra has been involved with MAUI for two years; he became after joining the Texas Tech Office of International Affairs.
As vice president, Misra will assist the officers in developing international relationships, facilitating collaboration on external joint grant opportunities with member institutions, and establishing formal site visits with international partners to promote study abroad.
The mission of MAUI, primarily composed of Big XII Conference and affiliated universities, is to work together to promote overseas educational opportunities for students and international teaching, consultation and research opportunities for faculty, according to its website.
“This mission resonates with me because I believe higher education must provide an adequate preparation for our graduates, staff and faculty to be productive citizens of our globalized societies and economies,” Misra said. “MAUI promotes internationalization of higher education, and any effort to promote internationalization of higher education inspires me.”
In addition to the main office, International Affairs also consists of the following divisions:
Also located in the International Cultural Center is the K-12 International Education Outreach Program.