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

For over a decade in his former administrative role as Dean of The Honors College and International Affairs at the University of Central Missouri, Lewandowski was primarily responsible for the academic and co-curricular success of thousands of high ability undergraduates, study abroad students, and international students (undergraduate and graduate). During that time the university experienced record growth in study abroad participation rates and international student enrollments.

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 addressed the University of Central Missouri's strategic pursuit of its global endeavors in an online interview with India's TV9.