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President Genshaft Accepts Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization
November 15, 2013

The University’s commitment to providing globally focused programs has earned USF one of the highest awards in international education, the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.

On November 12th President Genshaft traveled to Washington D.C. to receive the Simon Award from the Association of International Educators (NAFSA). Five institutions were recognized in 2013, of which, only two were research extensive universities.

President Genshaft speaks at NAFSA ceremony

The Senator Paul Simon Award is given to universities and colleges that make significant well-executed, and documented progress toward comprehensive internationalization with particular attention given to institutions that develop innovative and creative approaches to the globalization of all facets of the campus. The Award was presented by Dr. Fanta Aw, NAFSA, President and Chair of the Board of Directors, and the late senator’s son, Martin Simon.

Prior to the presentation President Genshaft joined a panel of the five award winning institutions and shared the profound efforts underway at USF to ensure our students graduate globally competent, that our researchers are globally engaged, and that the university continues to develop deep, sustainable and abiding international partnerships. President Genshaft was joined by her Special Advisor, Dr. Karen Holbrook (former Sr. Vice President for Global Affairs and International Research) and Dr. Roger Brindley, Vice Provost and USF System Associate Vice President for USF World.

In addition to the award, NAFSA has released a special report, Internationalizing the Campus, which profiles the winning institutions.
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