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Administrative Leaders

Michael J. Benedik Michael J. Benedik
Vice Provost

Duties- Serves as Chief International Officer of Texas A&M University, interprets and facilitates opportunities and initiatives in concert with Deans, Provost and President. Oversees implementation of the Texas A&M Abroad: Global Engagement Plan. Coordinates interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives.
Suzanne Droleskey Suzanne Droleskey
Executive Director-Partnership & Outreach Effectiveness

Duties- Public Partnership & Outreach: Assessment, Regulatory Compliance, Data for Education Abroad, Mexico Partnerships, and Accountability
Chad Wootton Chad Wootton
Associate Vice President for External Affairs

Duties- Coordinates Global Partnership Resources and Signature International Service Providers, liaison to the Vice Provost and International Programs Committee on global engagement operations and facilitates the International Advisory Board.

Administrative Staff

Traci Lacy Traci Lacy
Program Coordinator

Duties- Public Partnership & Outreach; Program Coordinator; International Agreements
Gracie Lara Gracie Lara
Assistant to the Executive Director

Duties- Public Partnership & Outreach: Administrative Support (PPO), facilitates study abroad data, reports, and assessment.
Amanda Johnson Amanda Johnson
Administrative Assistant (part-time)

Duties- Public Partnership & Outreach; Administrative Support

Global Faculty Ambassadors

Randy Kluver Randy Kluver
Global Faculty Ambassador for Pacific Asia; Public Partnership & Outreach: Dir.-Confucius Institute

Duties- Alan R. (Randy) Kluver is Professor in the Department of Communication and Global Faculty Ambassador for Pacific Asia.
As Global Faculty Ambassador, Dr. Kluver supports the development of strategic student exchange and international education programs for academic colleges and departments in the Pacific Asia region. 

Dr. Kluver initiated and served as the Principal Investigator for the Corps of Cadets/ROTC Language and Culture Program at Texas A&M University for nine years. This project provided over three million dollars in scholarships for critical language study and study abroad programs. He also launched the Texas A&M University Confucius Institute in 2008 and currently serves as the Director. 

Kluver coordinates the Global Opportunities Listserv, China Scholars luncheons, and the Asia in the 21st Century Speaker Series. He also serves as a resource for colleges and administrators' engagement with China.