2022-23 Chancellor's Awards for International Engagement Honorees

Congratulations to the 2022-23 Chancellor’s Awards for International Engagement Honorees

The Chancellor's Awards for International Engagement recognize UC Davis faculty and staff members for outstanding international engagement in carrying out the university’s mission of teaching, research and outreach.

Group photo at the Global Affairs 2023 International Connections Reception of Provost Mary Croughan, Chancellor's Awardees Jennifer Chow and Michael Carter, Chancellor Gary S. May and Global Affairs Vice Provost and Dean Joanna Regulska
(L-R): UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Mary Croughan, 2022-23 Chancellor's Awardee Jennifer Chow (associate director in the Division of Student Affairs), 2022-23 Chancellor’s Awardee Michael R. Carter (distinguished professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences), Chancellor Gary S. May and Global Affairs Vice Provost and Dean Joanna Regulska at the 2023 International Connections Reception.

2022-23 Chancellor's Award for International Engagement Honorees

Michael R. Carter

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Michael R. Carter

A distinguished professor of agricultural and resource economics at UC Davis in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Michael R. Carter has been a global intellectual leader on the economics of international development for decades. His cutting-edge research on rural financial markets, tenure and land markets, new agricultural technologies, poverty traps and index insurance have advanced the field and had tremendous impact on both scholarly and policy communities.

Carter is dedicated to building capacity around the world to address poverty in low-income countries and has touched the lives of students and scholars at UC Davis and throughout the developing world. He has fostered deep engagement with global partners across Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as multilateral agencies through his work, for example, as Director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk and Resilience and the Resilience-plus Innovation Facility.  

Carter’s nominators shared that, “Through excellence in research, service and teaching, he has brought the world to students and colleagues at UC Davis and inspired them to explore it and has brought the best of what UC Davis has to offer to confront one of the world’s most important challenges, global poverty reduction.”

Jennifer Chow

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Jennifer Chow

As associate director of student support in the Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs within the Division of Student Affairs, Jennifer Chow supports international students, helps facilitate intercultural understanding and advances global engagement. As a psychologist with experience in community mental health, inpatient psychiatric hospitals and Asian American mental health issues, she has applied her skills and experience to the benefit of the UC Davis community for over 25 years.

Chow has been central to the campus support provided to families during times of crisis. She has shown incredible compassion, empathy and kindness toward international students and their families as she works to address difficult situations and unfortunate tragedies while maintaining cultural sensitivity. Chow works tirelessly to effectively resolve highly sensitive and emotionally charged issues, while ensuring that the needs of students and families are met.  

Chow’s nominators shared that, “Jennifer makes the university human and caring in its engagement with the world beyond the United States. Her efforts reach across cultural divides in the most difficult circumstances. Her exemplary service to the UC Davis community should be an inspiration to us all.”