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Travel Policy Advisory Committee (TPAC)

TPAC reviews proposals from Faculty/Staff Program Coordinators and makes recommendations to the Associate Provost for International Programs regarding the approval of university-sponsored international travel. The Committee makes recommendations to the Provost regarding requests for exceptions to University policy regarding university-sponsored international travel.  TPAC advises on guidelines and procedures related to university-sponsored international travel.  The Committee provides guidance in keeping with national best practices and ethical engagement abroad.
  • Spencer Arnold, Director of Operations, Center for Science, Technology, and Society
  • Sam Florio, Director, Risk Management and Compliance
  • Carly Koebel, Program Manager, Law School - Center for Global Law and Policy
  • Susan Popko, Associate Provost for International Programs, chair
  • Charles Mansour, Director of Immersions, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
  • Andrea Muilenburg, Director of Study Abroad 
  • Wade Peng, Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost, committee support
  • Liz Barron Silva, Senior Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, Leavey School of Business
  • Paul Soukup, SJ, Chair and Pedro Arrupe Professor, Communication Department
  • Tedd Vanadilok, Director, Center for Student Leadership

Crisis Abroad Task Force

The Crisis Abroad Task Force may incorporate other consultants as needed.  The Task Force convenes to coordinate response in the event of an international or localized emergency that may impact participants in University-sponsored travel.  The members determine when to cancel or suspend University-sponsored education abroad opportunities because of significant health, safety, or legal risks to participants, or significant threat to the educational objectives of the program.

  • Harry Fong, Associate Vice President for Finance
  • Sam Florio, Director of Risk Management
  • Dennis Jacobs, Provost
  • John Ottoboni, General Counsel
  • Susan Popko, Associate Provost for International Programs
  • Jeanne Rosenberger, Vice Provost for Student Life

Study Abroad Administrative Advisory Group

The SCU Study Abroad Administrative Advisory Group meets regularly to discuss process and procedure related to SCU Study Abroad, international exchange, and visiting students. The agenda typically includes updates from committee members, a discussion of upcoming deadlines related to SCU Study Abroad, international exchange and visiting students at all relevant stages in the study abroad process (outreach, advising, application, preparation, abroad, return)
  • Alicia Ortiz, Operating Manager, Burser's Office
  • Margarita Malagon, Director, Housing Business Services
  • Monica Augustin, University Registrar, Office of the Registrar
  • Ruben Sumoba, Business Support Analyst, University Controller's Office
  • Stefani Blanco, Financial Aid Counselor, Financial Aid Office
  • Trista San Agustin, Director, Enrollment Services Center, Enrollment Management
  • Karen Hernandez, Sr. Data Analyst, Office of the Registrar
International Enrollment Advisory Group
  • Ammar Dalal, Assistant Dean of Marketing and Enrollment, School of Education and Counseling Psychology
  • Bryan Hinkle, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, School of Law
  • Laura Nieto, Senior Administrative Assistant for Enrollment Management and Marketing, Jesuit School of Theology
  • Stacey Tinker, Director, Admissions and Marketing, Graduate Programs, School of Engineering
  • Toby McChesney, Senior Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, Leavey School of Business
  • Alex Zecevic, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, School of Engineering
  • Susan Peters, Director of International Students and Scholars, Global Engagement
  • Becky Konowicz, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admission, Director of International Admission, Undergraduate Admission