UCI’s excellence and impact are multiplied through valued international collaborations. The Office of Global Engagement supports UCI’s teaching, research and service around the world.
Meet the team
Dr. Victoria Jones oversees global strategy, campus coordination and diplomacy. She holds a doctorate from Cornell University, an MA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California. She taught international marketing for 15 years and earned tenure in both Brazil and the US.
William (Bill) Clabby is the Deputy Chief Global Affairs Officer, responsible for coordinating visits by international delegations, creating global events on campus, and overseeing the work of the Director of the Study Abroad Center. His goal is to do his part to help UC Irvine realize its potential as a global university for the benefit of students, staff, faculty and the community. Bill has 30 years of education abroad and leadership experience within the UC System, in private industry, at private universities, and in professional associations. Bill was a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, studied abroad in France, taught in Japan, served as executive chair of Austin Sister Cities International, and has hosted hundreds of international students in his home.
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Jeanne d’Arc Gomis is Director of Study Abroad. She brings over 18 years of experience working with partner universities and creating linkages for student mobility. She has held leadership positions at various institutions in the U.S and abroad. She has served as Director of Africa and the Middle East at ISEP, and most recently the Study Abroad Director at Arkansas State University.
Jeanne d’Arc speaks French, Spanish, Wolof, and other African languages.
Dr. Hye-Won Shin serves as the international liaison for Korean and Asia relations. She is involved in departmental, college, and university level initiatives that promote UCI’s vision of becoming a global leader in education and innovation. Her role is to facilitate collaborative relationships with educational, governmental, and private industrial entities in Korea and other Asian countries. As a biomedical scientist with a chemical engineering background and clinical translational science experience, Dr. Shin is responsible for connecting UCI's K-12 educational programs with public and private schools in Asia. In addition, Dr. Shin leads UCI’s Korean Alumni Chapter, the very first international alumni chapter at UCI.
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