The Association of International Education Administrators recently selected University of Montana Associate Provost for Global Century Education Paulo Zagalo-Melo as one of its Presidential Fellows, a prestigious program of mentorship for new senior international officers.
Zagalo-Melo will be paired with a mentor, whom he will shadow while learning about their institution. The program offers an opportunity to immerse briefly in the day-to-day activities of the host institution, establish a relationship with a mentor and other administrators and faculty, maximizing learning opportunities.
Throughout the academic year, Zagalo-Melo will be able to consult with his mentor. He also will have the opportunity to observe how an experienced senior international officer and his or her institution address international education challenges and solve problems; learn about national and international issues and how they affect individual campuses; and become a member of a national network of Fellows who serve as resources throughout one’s career.
Zagalo-Melo will work with AIEA President Darla Deardorff to find a mentor who offers the best fit. They will take into consideration Zagalo-Melo’s role at UM, UM’s key strategic issues regarding internationalization, UM’s size, location and type of institution.