Board of Visitors

The International Division’s Board of Visitors provides support and advice to the vice provost and dean of the International Division, particularly in regard to strategies and implementation plans for advancing the objectives of the University related to internationalization. The board assists in raising funds, providing mentors, internships, and placements for students to provide international perspective and experiences. Board members serve voluntarily at the invitation of the vice provost and dean.


Ambassador Hatem Atallah
Former Ambassador of Tunisia to the United States, Tunis, TUNISIA

Dr. Ali Attiga
Honorary Vice Chairman, World Energy Council, Amman, JORDAN

Mr. Anthony Carroll
Senior Advisor, Manchester Trade Ltd.

Mr. Manuel Berquet-Clignet
Business Development Director, Coca-Cola France

Mr. Norman J. Cerk
Former partner, co-portfolio manager, head trader at Balestra Capital, Ltd.

Mr. Piyabutr Cholvijarn
President, Kenan Institute Asia

Ambassador Alfred Defago
Former Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States, Boynton Beach, FL USA

The Honorable Lawrence Eagleburger
Former U.S. Secretary of State

Mr. Richard Franklin
Partner, Baker & McKenzie, Winnetka, IL USA

Mr. Todd Friedbacher
Partner, Sidley Austin Brown and Wood, Geneva, SWITZERLAND

Mr. Barry Gaberman
Senior Vice President (retired), Ford Foundation, Longboat Key, FL USA

Mr. Jean-René Gehan
Former French Ambassador in charge of cooperation and education development in the Arab world and the Mediterranean region, Luc Sur Mer, FRANCE

Dr. Martha Harris
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (retired), Alexandria, VA USA

Dr. Abdul Khan
Talal Abu Ghazaleh Business University, Bahrain, Paris, FRANCE

Ms. Gayle Kosterman
Executive Vice President for Worldwide Human Resources, SC Johnson, Racine, WI USA

Mr.Okyu Kwon

Former Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance and Economy, Seoul, SOUTH KOREA

Mr. William Linton
Chairman and CEO, Promega, Fitchburg, WI USA

Ms. Brenda Luckritz
Federal Government Affairs, Novartis Corp., Washington, DC USA

Mr. David Nagel
Executive Vice President for BP America (retired), Washington, DC USA

Mr. Milton Neshek
General Counsel and Board member, Kikkoman Foods, Inc., Walworth, WI USA

Mr. Clay G. Nesler
Vice President of Global Energy & Sustainability, Johnson Controls, Inc. Milwaukee, WI

Mr. San W. Orr, III
Partner, BDT Capital Partners, LLC, Chicago, IL USA

Mr. Marc Onetto
Solectron Corporation, Milpitas, CA USA

Ms. Casey Rotter
Founder and Director, UNICEF’s Next Generation for the U.S. Fund, New York, NY USA

Mr. Harry Ruffalo
Managing Partner (retired), Arthur Anderson, Palm Beach Gardens, FL USA

Ms. Ann Schwister
Vice President, Finance and Accounting Greater China, Procter & Gamble, Guangdong, PR CHINA

Mr. James Sitrick
Of Counsel, Baker & McKenzie, New York, NY USA

Ms. Alison Sparks
Vice President of Human Resources, Tomotherapy Inc., Madison, WI USA

Mr. Andrew Sukawaty
Chairman and CEO, Inmarsat, London, UNITED KINGDOM

Ms. Frances Taylor
Executive Vice President (retired), Bank of America, Madison, WI USA

Mr. Richard Urfer
President, BW Capital Markets, Inc., Morristown, NJ USA

Ambassador Knut Vollebaek
OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and Former Ambassador of Norway to the United States, The NETHERLANDS