International Affairs & Diplomacy is an office of University Relations within the Center for Global & Intercultural Engagement.

The office of International Affairs & Diplomacy actively supports UVU’s global engagement efforts by:

  • Advancing UVU's presence and prestige in the international community
  • Helping UVU students become globally competent graduates
  • Promoting cultural literacy and diversity both on campus and in the community
  • Creating opportunities for engaged learning and regional economic development through cultural exchanges and diplomatic visits

Statement of Activities

  • Cooperates and coordinates with all UVU departments and offices regarding global engagement opportunities
  • Hosts foreign dignitaries, e.g., heads of state, senior diplomats, ministers, ambassadors, business, educational and religious leaders, to establish and maintain meaningful relationships with UVU constituent community
  • Develops and carries out international conferences, workshops, symposia and lectures featuring global leaders
  • Assists in procurement of financial support for international students and programs
  • Interfaces on behalf of the university with the State of Utah diplomatic corps and the international division of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)
  • Acts as a subcontractor for international programs such as the Library of Congress Open World program
  • Directs operations and logistics of the semi-annual meetings for the National Presidential Advisory Board
  • Operates activities of the Utah-Russia Institute and Honorary Consulate General for the Russian Federation