Athens, Ga. – Kavita Pandit, associate provost for international education at the University of Georgia, has been named to the NAFSA (Association of International Educators) Board of Directors, effective Jan. 1.
With 10,000 members, NAFSA is the world’s largest nonprofit professional association dedicated to international education. NAFSA’s board guides the work of the association, while hundreds of NAFSA members volunteer to serve in leadership positions, and thousands more advocate for international education.
“Service on the NAFSA Board will provide me with a unique vantage point to view and hopefully influence in a small way the emerging trends and directions in international higher education,” said Pandit.”It will also be an opportunity to communicate UGA’s successes in the area of internationalization to the rest of the country.”
Before being named associate provost in November 2009, Pandit served as the senior vice provost for academic affairs at the State University of New York system office from 2007 to 2009. Prior to that, she was associate dean of the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and head of the university’s department of geography. In 2006-2007, she served as the president of the Association of American Geographers, a scholarly organization with more than 10,000 members.
Pandit has authored more than 40 refereed articles and book chapters and is a recipient of grants from numerous agencies, including the National Science Foundation. Born and educated in Mumbai, India, she earned a B.A. in architecture from Bombay University in 1978. Pandit received a M.C.R.P. in city and regional planning in 1981 and a Ph.D. in geography in 1987 from the Ohio State University.
For more information on NAFSA, see www.nafsa.org.
For more information on international education at UGA, see http://www.uga.edu/oie/.