Vincentian Internationalization

Coordination, Research, Partnerships, and Other Programs

International Strategic Partnership Proposal Form

The St. John’s story begins in 17th-century France, when the Vincentian order was founded by Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac. The religious communities they founded--the Congregation of the Mission and the Daughters of Charity--served the poor within and outside France’s borders by the time of their deaths. Their unrelenting, organized ethos of service to the underserved continues to animate the St. John’s approach to Vincentian internationalization.

International Institutes and Centers

St. John’s has many international institutes and centers that focus on research and scholarly inquiry throughout the world.

University Global Coordinating Committee

International efforts at St. John’s are supported by the faculty-led University Global Coordinating Committee (UGCC).

In keeping with the University’s strategic priority to “expand global and community partnerships,” the University Global Coordinating Committee (UGCC) is a faculty-driven group charged by the Provost with ensuring that St. John’s has the proper cross-institutional collaboration and support needed to advance complex international initiatives. The group regularly reviews new international partnership proposals and explores critical questions related to St. John’s comprehensive internationalization efforts. Though comprehensive internationalization is a complex, multi-faceted endeavor, the American Council on Education characterizes it as “a commitment, confirmed through action, to infuse international and comparative perspectives throughout the teaching, research, and service missions of higher education.” Please reach out to Matthew Pucciarelli, Ph.D., Associate Provost of Global Programs, with any inquiries related to the UGCC.

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Dr. Zhe-Sheng (Jason) Chen

College of Professional Studies
Dr. Luca Iandoli

School of Education
Dr. Yvonne Pratt-Johnson

School of Law
Sarah Kelly

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Dr. Azzedine Layachi

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Dr. Linda Sama

University Libraries
Dr. Mark Meng

Office of the Provost
Dr. Zoe Petropoulou, Dr. Matthew Pucciarelli, Dr. Konrad Tuchscherer