April 16, 2020



TO:  UNCG Faculty and Staff

RE: Dr. Maria Anastasiou Named New Associate Provost for International Programs

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Maria Anastasiou has accepted the position as Associate Provost for International Programs.  Dr. Anastasiou succeeds Dr. Nell Pynes, who will retire from UNCG on June 30.

Since March 2015, Dr. Anastasiou has served as Executive Director of the Office of International Education and Development at Appalachian State University (ASU).  Her previous administrative appointments include Director of International Student and Scholar Services and Outreach at ASU, Director of International Programs at the University of South Carolina-Aiken, Institutional Lifelong Learning Programme/ERASMUS Coordinator at Frederick University (Nicosia, Cyprus), and Administrative Program Director and Research Fellow at the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies at USC-Columbia.

Dr. Anastasiou holds a B.S. degree from UNC Chapel Hill and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in International Studies from USC – Columbia.

Please join me in welcoming Maria to the UNC Greensboro community.  She will begin her new role on July 1, 2020.

I would also like to express thanks to the search committee, chaired by Omar Ali, Dean of Lloyd International Honors College, for their outstanding work to help us select a new Associate Provost for International Programs.