Noel Fallows, an administrator with a proven record of fostering international partnerships in research, instruction and outreach, has been named associate provost for international education.
Fallows has been serving as interim associate provost for international education since February and was previously associate dean of international and multidisciplinary programs in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.
“Throughout his career, Dr. Fallows has forged connections that open doors of discovery and opportunity,” said Provost Pamela Whitten. “I am confident that he will build upon UGA’s national leadership in providing study abroad opportunities while continuing to create mutually beneficial partnerships that advance research, scholarship and service.”
Fallows oversees nearly 200 university-level partnerships in more than 50 countries, as well as 180 study abroad programs and more than 50 international exchange programs with collective enrollments in excess of 2,500 students per year.
“I am thrilled at the prospect of leading the Office of International Education into a new era of excellence in instruction, research and outreach in the international arena, focusing on faculty and staff skill-sets and strengths, and providing the highest quality global academic experiences for UGA students,” Fallows said.
Fallows, a Distinguished Research Professor of Spanish in the department of Romance languages, joined the UGA faculty in 1992 as an assistant professor. He served from 2007 to 2016 as associate dean of international and multidisciplinary programs in the Franklin College.
“I am pleased that Dr. Fallows has been named the next associate provost for international education,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. “International learning experiences and collaborations are more important than ever in our globalized world, and Dr. Fallows brings an impressive set of qualifications to this critical role.”