International Education Leadership


Provosts and SIOs: Strategies for Comprehensive Internationalization

Tuesday, May 31
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: CCC, 403

Provosts and senior international officers from University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University will discuss strategies for comprehensive internationalization, focusing on collaborations, research, faculty involvement, enrollment approaches, and innovation.

Learning Objectives:

Lawrence H. Bell

Executive Director, International Education
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado

Larry Bell completed undergraduate and graduate studies at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Vietnamese Language and Linguistics, where he also taught for two years. In addition, he taught in and directed the Intensive English Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for 12 years before moving into international education administration. Bell has more than 30 years of higher education international experience. Bell's current responsibilities include services to University of Colorado- Boulder students studying abroad and to visiting international faculty and students, assisting campus internationalization and working to encourage students, staff, and faculty to be more international in their education and teaching. Bell works closely with other staff to assist faculty in the development of proposals for teaching courses abroad.


James A. Cooney

Vice Provost for International Affairs
Colorado State University Office of International Programs
Fort Collins, Colorado

Jim Cooney is the Vice Provost for International Affairs at Colorado State University (CSU) and also serves as director of the Office of International Programs overseeing International Student Services, Education Abroad, and International Initiatives. CSU received NAFSA's Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization in 2013. Cooney served as the Chair of the APLU Commission on International Initiatives from 2014-16, and he is the director of APLU's national project on next steps for campus internationalization. He worked at Harvard University for 23 years at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He served on the AFS Intercultural Learning Board of Trustees, including as chairman of the board; on the New England Fulbright Board as vice president; and on the Board of Directors of NAFSA. In 2003 he received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Cooney received his BA from Harvard College and his PhD in political science from MIT, and has authored five books on U.S.-European relations.

Rick Miranda

Provost/Executive Vice President
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Rick Miranda currently serves as the Provost and Executive Vice President of Colorado State University, a land grant public state university with 28,000 students. He is a mathematics professor with degrees from the College of the Holy Cross and M.I.T., and has been at Colorado State since 1982. He has served as the Chair of the Mathematics Department and as the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences before his current position.


Russell Moore

Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado

As the provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, Dr. Russell L. Moore is the chief academic officer at the University of Colorado Boulder. He also is a professor of integrative physiology at CU-Boulder.

Prior to joining the faculty at CU-Boulder in 1993, Dr. Moore served on the faculty of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in the departments of medicine and cellular and molecular physiology. His research focuses on adaptations of the heart to physiological and pathological stress.

Dr. Moore has had a distinguished career at CU. He was appointed to serve as the associate vice chancellor for research in 2006, interim vice chancellor for research in 2009 and provost in 2010.

Dr. Moore also holds an adjunct professorship in medicine (cardiology) at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado Denver.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Davis (1976) and his doctorate from Washington State University (1982).



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