Associate Vice President, International Affairs
As the University of Arizona’s Associate Vice President for International Affairs, Daniel Palm oversees the continued development of the university’s transnational education initiatives, including the global Microcampus Network and international large scale program development, as well as study abroad programming, international student admissions and support for international students and faculty.
Palm, who is proficient in Mandarin Chinese, brings fifteen years of international higher education experience to his new role. He joined the University of Arizona from Northern Arizona University (NAU), where from 2016 to 2021 he was Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives and Executive Director of the Center for International Education (CIE), and the university’s senior international officer. In 2017, the CIE received the IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education.
With a Master’s in Leading Innovation and Change from York St. John University in York, England, Palm has devoted his career to cultivating global partnerships, building overseas operations, launching dual degree programs abroad, developing study abroad programs, and growing international student enrollment.
During his years in global education leadership roles, Palm has overseen the development of large-scale, in-person and online programs, initiated numerous dual degree programs, installed university representatives in six countries, established representative offices, and has grown student enrollment to record levels.
In 2021, Palm was a Fellow in the Arizona Center for Civic Engagement at the Flinn Foundation. Palm serves on the Board of Directors of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, an organization chaired by the Governor of Arizona to build trade relationships with Mexico and improve economic prosperity and quality of life in the shared border region.