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International Initiatives

Lisa M. Lancia, JD
Director of International Initiatives

Reporting to Dr. Ellen Fahey-Smith, the director of the Office of International Initiatives is Fordham’s senior international officer responsible for overseeing the Office for International Services, the Institute of American Language and Culture, and the International and Study Abroad Programs Office. Working closely with faculty, deans and administrators, Ms. Lancia provides leadership and oversight in the development of high quality programming, services and partnerships in furtherance of the University's mission. She frequently represents the University at national and international global education forums..

David M. Heston
Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator provides administrative support to the Director of International Initiatives and coordinates the approval process for tuition waivers for international student exchanges. He handles additional projects as assigned, including administrative support for search committees of high-level University positions.