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Dr. Randy Kluver

Kluver inducted into National Academy of International Education

Friday, February 16, 2024

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Oklahoma State University’s Dr. Randy Kluver, associate provost and dean of OSU Global, has been inducted into the prestigious National Academy for International Education in 2024.  

Kluver was nominated for the honor in the summer of 2023 for his innovative work in developing international education programming, his research on the role of international education in public diplomacy, and his standing among his peers in the field.  

The National Academy for International Education, initiated in 2021, is the first learned society dedicated to international education, serving as an honorary society and think tank made up of distinguished leaders actively engaged in shaping international education and generating knowledge to advance the field. Academy members represent the breadth of the international education landscape. Inductees are educators from higher education institutions and organizations of all sizes and represent countries worldwide.  

“We are thrilled to grow the academy with such an accomplished group of leaders who are sure to add their deep knowledge, expertise and intellectual curiosity” said Robin Helms, chair of the academy’s executive committee. “The academy thrives on collaboration and knowledge sharing, and these new members will each bring important and diverse perspectives to the great work being done among our members.”  

Kluver joined OSU in 2017 as the university’s senior international officer after decades of working in international education at Texas A&M University, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, and Oklahoma City University. His academic work focuses on the impact of media and new media technologies on geopolitics, Asian political communication, and public diplomacy.  

His passion is helping students to better understand the complexities of geopolitics and cultural issues around the world, and facilitating research collaborations that address critical global issues. While at OSU, Kluver has led an overhaul of the curriculum of the School of Global Studies at OSU, a reorganization of OSU’s global administrative infrastructure, and the Afghan Family Project, an award-winning collaboration between OSU and the community that successfully settled dozens of Afghans in the city of Stillwater.  

The academy’s secretariat currently resides with the Institute of International Education. Kluver is joined by four other inductees from around the world, including Samia Chasi, manager, International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA); Cindy Fan, vice provost for international and global engagement, UCLA; Kalyani Unkele, assistant dean and director of international affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University; and Rajika Bhandari, principal, Rajika Bhandari Advisors.  

To learn more about the academy and download some of its recent outputs, visit 

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