Leadership and Staff

We are a team of experienced and accomplished professionals with expertise in fields across the international education spectrum, providing institutional leadership for international strategy and global engagement that advance the profile, reputation, and mission of The University of Texas at Austin.

Learn more about our staff in the staff directory or download the organizational chart.

Leadership Team

Sonia Feigenbaum, Ph.D.

Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Chief International Officer

Dr. Sonia Feigenbaum serves as the inaugural senior vice provost for global engagement and chief international officer. 

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Dr. Teri Albrecht, Deputy Director of Operations

Teri Albrecht, Ph.D.

Deputy Director of Operations

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Margaret Y. Luévano

Interim Director, International Student and Scholar Services

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Darcy McGillicuddy

Director, Communications

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Randy Penson

Director, Global Risk and Safety

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Michael Smith, Ph.D.

Director, English Language Center

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Jeff Stover

Deputy Director for Finance, Global Engagement & Strategy

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Heather Thompson

Director, Education Abroad

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Laurie Berman Young

Director, Special Initiatives