Our Mission Statement

The office of Global-Local Affairs facilitates collaborations and professional relationships among LMU faculty, staff, alumni, and other institutions on efforts related to comprehensive internationalization (global) and strategic community engagement (local). Our office provides ways to engage your "global imaginations" to intentionally incorporate global and local learning experiences into your teaching, research, and service.

Local and global citizenship are featured prominently in the LMU strategic plan with the recognition that students across all academic fields — facilitated by both faculty and staff ­— should be enthusiastic about and adept at cross-cultural interaction and cooperation in preparation for the complex and unscripted challenges they will encounter in their work, relationships, and lifelong learning.


Grounded in LMU’s Jesuit and Marymount traditions, our mission is to educate the whole person with a passion for a faith that does justice in response to a world in need of ethical and creative problem solvers.


We aim to cultivate intellectual curiosity and cross-cultural understanding that builds bridges across and within global-local divides. We seek to cultivate a forward-thinking community that pursues knowledge, embraces inclusion, inspires creativity and promotes social justice to create the world we want to live in.

Imagine. Engage. Transform.

Our Team

Vice Provost for Global-Local Affairs
Professor of Sociology
  • Senior International Officer 
  • Lead for global and local partnerships and strategic planning 
  • Develop policies and procedures for global learning 

Liaison for Campus Partners: Deans of LMU's Schools & Colleges; Athletics

University Hall 4820

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Academic Programs Liaison for Global-Local Affairs
Professor & Chair, Department of Political Science & International Relations
  • Department curricular planning and support
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals initiatives
  • Faculty learning community

Liaison for Campus Partners: Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE); Faculty Senate; William H. Hannon Library; CSJ Center for Reconciliation & Justice; Tsehai Publishers

University Hall 4136

Director of Operations for Global-Local Affairs
  • Administrative operations
  • Budget and planning
  • Data reporting
Liaison for Campus Partners: Campus Ministry; Information Technology Services (ITS); Research Centers
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Assistant Director for Global-Local Affairs
2023-2024 NAFSA RISE Fellow 
  • Liaison for internal and external partners 
  • Website and publicity communications 
  • Host for domestic and international delegations 

Liaison for Campus Partners: MarComm; Pam Rector Center for Service & Action (CSA); Ethnic & Intercultural Services; Disability Support Services (DSS)

University Hall 4820


Director of National & International Fellowships

Liaison for Campus Partners: University Honors Program; Academic Community of Excellence (ACE); Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS)

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