Professor Joanna Regulska, a Co-Chair of the APRU Asia Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) program and an APRU Senior International Leader (SIL), has been honored as the first-ever recipient of the Senior International Officer (SIO) Award from the Institute of International Education (IIE).
Prof Regulska is the Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs at the University of California, Davis and Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.
She is a respected scholar concentrating on women’s political activism, grassroots mobilization, democracy and democratization, with a focus on Europe and the Caucasus.
The award, which was presented to Regulska in Washington, D.C. on May 29 by IIE President and CEO Allan E. Goodman, is reserved for SIOs showing leadership across the spectrum of international education, while developing cohesive strategies, driving innovation, advancing impact, and fostering relationships.
Prof Regulska is credited for expanding Global Affairs at UC Davis tremendously, championing UC Davis joining important networks such as Universitas 21 (U21), UN Academic Impact, and the U.S. Chapter of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
“Joanna leads and actively engages within the APRU network and secretariat to review the development and implementation of key APRU activities and objectives and has thus been shaping higher education and its impact in the Asia Pacific Region,” said Dr. Christopher Tremewan, APRU Secretary General.
“IIE making Joanna the first-ever recipient of this prestigious award demonstrates her extraordinary leadership and long-term contributions to the field of international education,” he added.
Professor Joanna Regulska has been confirmed APWiL Co-Chair in March, along with Professor Sabrina Lin, the Vice-President for Institutional Advancement of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
APWiL aims to drive change in gender equality while considering the various contexts in which this pursuit of gender equity takes place across APRU member universities.
As head of international strategy at UC Davis, Regulska and other Senior International Leaders in the APRU network convene annually to discuss important themes in higher education, advancing the impact of APRU initiatives and programs.
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