Brent White is Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Dean of Global Campuses and International Education, and a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona. He was recently charged with guiding the comprehensive international vision of the University by combining the offices of International Education and Global Initiatives into one unit called UA Global.
In his newly assumed role, Brent continues to lead the UA’s Global Microcampus Network and other efforts to develop and implement new models of transnational education. He also oversees study abroad programs, international student admissions, and support for international students and faculty members.
He previously served as Vice Provost for International Education, as well as Associate Dean for Programs and Global Initiatives at the James E. Rogers College of Law. Brent led the establishment of the Advanced JD program for International Lawyers and the development of the nation’s first Bachelor of Arts in Law, a program that now how has more than 900 students combined in the US and China. Additionally, Brent led the development of the UA microcampus at Ocean University of China in Qingdao, which has become the model for the larger university microcampus initiative.
Brent is a scholar of law and development and property law. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and 60 Minutes.