Welcome to the Office of Strategic Initiatives and Global Affairs
Narketta Sparkman-Key

Dr. Narketta Sparkman-Key

Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Global Affairs; Professor, Learning, Technology & Leadership Education



Our Mission Statement

The Office of Strategic Initiatives and Global Affairs provides leadership, strategy and support to the development of a global minded and inclusive culture within Academic Affairs that builds on the mission and vision of James Madison University while putting into action the division’s strategic plan. This office focuses on strategic initiatives that innovatively move the division forward and build global awareness that embraces difference, promotes equity and moves JMU toward inclusive excellence.  We foster an environment that embraces diversity, equity, inclusion and civility while amplifying voices and equitably supporting faculty, staff and students so that they all have a space within our community to thrive.  


Sarah Burke, Executive Assistant
Sheldon Hall, Room 112 | MSC 7508
540.568.8906 | burke2se@jmu.edu 

Administrative Units

The Center for Global Engagement

Dr. Jiangyuan (JY) Zhou, Executive Director
Holland Yates Hall, 2nd Floor | MSC 5731
540.568.7002 | zhou9jx@jmu.edu


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