Tennessee World Affairs Council – President’s Advisory Board
The TN WAC President’s Advisory Board is organized to bring together a group of distinguished citizens to advocate for and advance the mission and vision of the Council – to improve our community by promotion of study and public education in world affairs and to increase international understanding and relations. [Advisory Board Guidelines]
Dr. Mimi Barnard, PhD
Associate Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education, Belmont University
Dr. Mimi Barnard is the Associate Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education. In this role, she leads Belmont’s interdisciplinary and adult degree programs, study abroad, and international student and scholar services, which includes strategic partnerships with higher education institutions abroad.
Prior to coming to Belmont, Barnard served as Vice President for Professional Development and Research for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, in Washington, D.C., an international association of more than 180 higher education institutions with an annual enrollment of more than 400,000 students. In this role, Barnard led a broad range of professional development initiatives for senior administrators and faculty across the U.S. and in several international settings.
Barnard serves on the Association of International Education Administrators Policy Advisory Committee and the Tennessee Economic Council for Women. Barnard has traveled in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Canada. She holds degrees from the University of North Texas, St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, and Abilene Christian University.