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.

Assistant Vice Provost for Operations

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Richard Amato

Director, Global Programs and Innovation

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Valerie Cárdenas Dugal

Director, Mexico Global Gateway

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Margaret Y. Luévano

Director, International Student and Scholar Services

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Fiona Mazurenko

Director, Global Alumni Relations

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Darcy McGillicuddy

Director, Marketing and 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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Thomas Ward

Director, Education Abroad

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Jay Whitman

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer