Minor & Certificate

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Mission statement


TAMIU’s international focus that brings together students and faculty from around the globe, along with the university’s location on the US/Mexico border, provides a unique opportunity for students to discover and enhance their leadership skills in a setting that foreshadows the demands of the 21st Century community and workplace. In all degree fields, students’ potential for success is enhanced through the intentional building of leadership skills. Through offering the opportunity to all students to develop the ability to lead, the international leadership minor and certificate will graduate students prepared to become leaders in their chosen fields, in their community, in the state of Texas and in the national and international arena.


Core Faculty


Dr. Alfonso Vergaray
Director & Advisor for the Certificate & Minor
Department of Social Sciences 


Affiliated Faculty


Dr. Jack Byham
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Department of Social Sciences


Dr. Ariadnea Gonzalez
Assistant Professor of Communication
Department of Psychology and Communication


Dr. Minita Ramirez
Vice President for Student Success
Division of Student Success 



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Contact Us

Email:  international.leadership@tamiu.edu
Call: 956.326.2604 
Visit us: Department of Social Sciences, Academic Innovation Center, 323