Office of the Vice President for Academic Administration

International Relations Committee

Membership Category Department

Terms expire August 31, 2017:
Lozano-Pineda, Juanita Dental Comprehensive Dentistry
Penalva, Luiz O. Medical/Basic Science Children’s Cancer Research Institute
Zamora, Herlinda Nursing Health Rest & Care Systems Mgmt.

Terms expire August 31, 2018:
Fernandez, Miguel Medical/Clinical Emergency Medicine
Kudolo, George B. Health Professions Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Puga, Frank Nursing Health Rest & Care Systems Mgmt.
Saikumar, Pothana Medical/Basic Science Pathology

Terms expire August 31, 2019:
Kumar, Kaparaboyna A. School of Medicine  Ob-Gyn
*Ortega, Catherine School of Health Professions Physical Therapy
Wallisch, Benjamin School of Medicine Anesthesiology

Students (voting)
Student appointment: Pending

Ex Officio (voting)
Dowlatshahi, Shahrzad Community Representative City of San Antonio
Goldspink, Patricia International Services Advisor Office of International Services
Johnson, Le’Keisha Director Office of Student Life
Wilbers, Julie Director International Services


To serve in an advisory and consultative capacity to the President and Vice President for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs. To help disseminate and acquire information in the health sciences on an international level. To develop, promote, and coordinate (where requested) support, and to encourage contact between this Health Science Center and academic institutions in other countries. To foster international alliances and visibility on campus.

Term of membership: Three years

Additional Information: Committee conducts fund raising activities that support the goals of the Committee. Committee members may be tenured or non-tenured faculty.

* Chair - Dr. Catherine Ortega
** Vice Chair