Director of International Programs and Partnerships

August 7, 2023

Dear PNW community,

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Ramesh Neupane has been named the director of International Programs and Partnerships, effective Aug. 7, 2023.

Dr. Neupane will lead PNW’s office of International Programs and Partnerships, to implement best practices in the field of international education and increase access for all PNW students to study abroad. He will develop, plan and oversee faculty-directed, short-term and semester-long Study Away programs and exchanges, as well as programs delivered by third-party providers. He will also support international internship and research experiences, and domestically-based off-campus educational programs and opportunities.

In his role, Dr. Neupane will collaborate with PNW’s colleges and schools, and offices of admissions and student affairs, to promote international experience as an institutional priority and an integral part of a PNW student’s education.

Dr. Neupane most recently served as associate director of Study Abroad Programs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s (SIUC) Center for International Education. While at SIUC he earned his Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Higher Education and served as an assistant professor. Dr. Neupane earned both his master’s degree in Education and bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Please join me in welcoming and congratulating Dr. Neupane.


PNW Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Chris Holford

Kenneth C. Holford

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs