Joël A. Gallegos is assistant provost of international programs at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte. Previously, he served as the director of education abroad at UNC Charlotte and as the director of study abroad at the University of Toledo.
Gallegos, who was the chair of NAFSA’s 2014 Annual Conference in San Diego also serves on their board of directors. He served as a member of the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) board of directors and as chair of CIEE’s Academic Consortium Board from 2012-2014. He also serves on the board of directors for the World Affairs Council of Charlotte where he chairs the education committee. From 2007-2012, Gallegos served as chair of UNC System’s University Council on International Programs and chair of the UNC Exchange Program advisory board. Gallegos was the 2008 recipient of NAFSA’s Lily von Klemperer award.