Joseph D Lewandowski
A graduate of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' Becoming a Provost Academy, Lewandowski's administrative work is informed by a deep commitment to serving students. 

In his present role as Dean of The Honors College and International Affairs at the University of Central Missouri, he is primarily responsible for the academic and co-curricular success of approximately 450 high ability undergraduates, nearly 500 study abroad students, as well as 2,500 or so international students (undergraduate and graduate). He strives to connect his pedagogical, scholarly, and leadership roles at the university.

Lewandowski's diverse personal and professional experiences afford him a unique set of perspectives on the many dimensions of higher education and the vital importance of faculty-student engagement in cross-cultural contexts. Lewandowski discusses the University of Central Missouri's strategic pursuit of its global endeavors in an online interview with India's TV9.

About The Honors College

The Honors College at the University of Central Missouri is designed to enrich the educational and co-curricular experience of highly motivated and academically talented undergraduate students. The second oldest program of its kind in the Midwest, The Honors College at UCM has a long tradition of providing outstanding students with unique opportunities for academic study and research. The core mission of The Honors College is to foster a collegial environment that promotes academic excellence, intellectual and personal growth, and a shared sense of community among high-achieving students.

In 1958, The Honors College welcomed its first 12 students. Today. approximately 450 undergraduates enjoy the exceptional educational benefits and networking opportunities afforded by The Honors College--a unique place for high ability students to pursue learning to a greater degree.

About The Center for Global Education

With its outstanding staff and accredited Intensive English Program, the Center for Global Education supports and advances the university's commitment to cultivating a global perspective among all students and faculty by providing an array of services and programs designed to internationalize the UCM community.

The University of Central Missouri is home to over 2,500 international students and more than 30 full-time international and guest faculty. The university offers a broad but academically aligned selection of study abroad programs, sending nearly 500 students abroad in 2016. UCM is also a top producer of US Fulbright Scholars.