Pam Smith

Pamela Smith

Dean of International Services and Programs

 

I’m drawn to working with international students because bringing students together at the university level offers, to my way of thinking, the best possibility to promote peace in our world today.  Students have the opportunity to learn about each other in very significant ways, well beyond what could happen in a textbook or on summer vacation.  Everyone on campus has the chance to learn not only about other cultures, but to learn about themselves as they interact with students from cultures vastly different from their own.  The opportunity to bring students from academically diverse backgrounds together enhances the learning environment for everyone.