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Councils and Committees

Notre Dame International works in collaboration with committees that engage University faculty, students, and administrators.

Notre Dame International Regional Faculty Advisory Committees

NDI faculty advisory committees advise on strengthening existing initiatives and imagining new opportunities regarding research, curriculum, programming, and partnerships in the region.

Contact: Suzanne Wilson (574) 631-0440 or via email

View the list of Regional Faculty Advisory Committees

Chesterton Faculty Advisory Committee

The Chesterton Faculty Advisory Committee advises on the academic value of the G.K. Chesterton Collection and provides direction regarding programming, partnerships, and future trajectories.

Contact: Geraldine Meehan (574) 631-7742 or via email

Committee Members:
  • James Lies. C.S.C. - London Global Gateway (Chair)
  • David W. Fagerberg - Theology
  • Felipe Fernandez-Armesto - History
  • Leonard DeLorenzo - McGrath Institute for Church Life
  • Louis Jordan - Hesburgh Libraries
  • Geraldine Meehan - Notre Dame International
  • Jonathan Noble - Notre Dame International

Latin America and Caribbean Advisory Council

The mission of the University of Notre Dame Advisory Councils’ program is to support the University’s providential mission to be a great Catholic university by involving alumni, parents, and friends in the life of the University.

Contact: Jonathan Noble (574) 631-9186 or via email

Council Members:
  • Dr. Michael E. Pippenger
  • Mr. Ignacio Aranguren T.
  • Mr. James M. Aviles
  • Mr. Brian C. Brisson
  • Mrs. Maria T. Cintron Magennis
  • Amb. James F. Creagan
  • Dr. Juan José Daboub
  • Mr. Raul A. Endara, II
  • Mr. Jośe. E. Esteve (Chair)
  • Mr. Juan Raul Humbert
  • Mr. Gilberto M. Marxuach, PE
  • Mr. Edward C. McGrath
  • Ms. Ximena M. Navarro
  • Mr. Rodrigo J. Perera Pacas
  • Mr. Carlos M. Sacasa
  • The Honorable Juan B. Sacasa
  • Dr. M. Alejandra Segura

University Committee on Internationalization 

The University Committee on Internationalization provides a forum for deliberations involving the wider University community in Notre Dame’s international activities, including foreign study programs, faculty and student exchanges, foreign language study, library resources, faculty development, and curricular and extracurricular international activities. Initiatives, ideas, and goals are discussed by this group and its advice solicited by those responsible for international activities.

Contact: Suzanne Wilson (574) 631-0440 or via email

Committee Members:
  • Michael E. Pippenger - Notre Dame International (Chair)
  • Roger Alford - Law
  • R. Scott Appleby – Keough School of Global Affairs
  • Ani Aprahamian - Physics
  • Ann Garcia-Romero - Film, Television, and Theater
  • Paolo Giani '26 - Ph.D. program in Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
  • Ian Kuijt - Anthropology
  • Hyeyun Lee '22 - Economics & Chinese
  • Marya Lieberman - Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Vania Smith-Oka - Anthropology
  • Daewon Sun - IT, Analytics, and Operations
  • Alexandros Taflanidis - Engineering
  • Ann Tenbrunsel – Management and Organization
  • Neeta Verma - Art, Art History and Design
  • Samir Younes – Architecture