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Assistant Dean

In her role as assistant dean of international programs, Molly advises the associate vice president and dean of international programs and advances the internationalization agenda at the University by convening stakeholders, reducing institutional barriers, and promoting opportunities for global engagement. Specific areas of responsibility include managing strategic international partnerships; coordinating Presidential delegations abroad; consulting with University units interested in establishing partnerships abroad; maintaining relationships with local international communities; hosting international delegations; and advancing the internationalization of the University. 

Portz has a B.A. in communications from the University of Iowa and a Masters of Education from the University of Minnesota.