Global Risk & Safety

International Travel Policy Committee

The International Travel Policy Committee (ITPC), appointed by the provost, was established to develop guidelines and policies to maintain the health and safety of Ohio State students, faculty and staff studying abroad or conducting research or business in another country. The committee meets occasionally as required to review and discuss policies. The committee is also responsible for reviewing petitions by students planning to study in risk designated countries and to recommend a prudent course of action to the provost.

Committee members include:

  • Michael S. Bisesi, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Interim Chair, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Matt Couch, Associate Dean of Students and Senior Director of Student Activities & Student Life Orientation, Office of Student Life
  • Amy Goyal, Assistant Vice President for State Relations, Office of Government Affairs
  • David Graham, Assistant Vice Provost, Undergraduate Student Academic Success, Office of Undergraduate Education
  • Jonda Hapner-Yengo, Nurse Practitioner, Office of Student Life Student Health Services
  • Doug Huffner, Senior Director and Chief Risk Officer, Office of Business & Finance
  • Gil Latz, Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs
  • Matt Page, Assistant Dean, The Graduate School
  • Anne Schira, Associate General Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs
  • Dru Simmons, International Risk Manager, Office of Risk Management and Insurance
  • Jeannie Simmons, Director, Education Abroad, Office of International Affairs
  • Fernando Unzueta, Associate Vice Provost, Office of International Affairs
  • Lorraine Wallace, Director, Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry; Associate Professor of Health Services Management and Policy