Cornell Menking ’86

October 12, 2016

Cornell Menking serves as associate provost for International and Border Programs at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

He often presents on topics pertaining to comprehensive internationalization and most recently has been working at the national level to address comprehensive internationalization challenges faced by minority-serving institutions in the United States. He has worked extensively with Mexican, Colombian and Ecuadorian governments and universities on topics ranging from accreditation, the internationalization of higher education and English for speakers of other languages.

He is married to Mona Menking, and they have two children, Cornell Iraj (CJ) and Aryana Clare, ages 7 and 3.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in history in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at SMU, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone (1988-91). Cornell received his master’s and Ph.D. in history from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.