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Find contact information for International Affairs' units and offices. For KUIA administrators and staff contact information, view the KUIA directory.

KUIA Directory

Strong Hall with Jayhawk statue in foreground
International Affairs
Lawrence Campus
Strong Hall , 300
1405 Jayhawk, Blvd.
Lawrence , Kansas 66045

KU International Affairs Administration

Central administrative office for the international division, overseeing four internationally-engaged units.
KU International Affairs Administration
NamePosition PhoneEmail
Charlie BankartAssociate Vice Provost785-864-7244cbankart@ku.edu
Billie ArcherExecutive Assistant to the Associate Vice Provost785-864-4183bdaa@ku.edu
Kim BoothBusiness Manager785-864-3743boothk@ku.edu
Whitney DenningEvents Manager785-864-7264whitneydenning@ku.edu
Rachel Sherman JohnsonDirector of Campus Internationalization Partnerships785-864-4960rachelsj@ku.edu
Christine Metz HowardDirector of Strategic Communications785-864-0118cmetzhoward@ku.edu
Roberta PokphanhAssistant Vice Provost for Academics, Administration & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion785-864-6002pokphanh@ku.edu
Joe PottsAssistant Vice Provost for International Innovation & Initiatives785-864-7359jpotts@ku.edu

Applied English Center

Offers programs to help international students master English and improve their pronunciation and writing. It also provides courses for EFL teachers wanting to improve their teaching.
Lippincott Hall, Room 204
1410 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence , Kansas 66045
Applied English Center Directory
NamePositionPhoneEmail
Valerie PierceDirector785-864-1285valerie.pierce@ku.edu
Rebecca AlegreMulti-term Lecturer785-864-8293rboguski@ku.edu
Kari BalthazorAssistant Director785-864-1327kbalthaz@ku.edu
Marcellino BerardoAssociate Language Specialist785-864-6046mberardo@ku.edu
Marta Carvajal-RegidorLecturer785-864-8296mcr@ku.edu
Emily ClarkAssistant Language Specialist785-864-7206ejclark@ku.edu
Mike GarnettLecturer785-864-1243mike.garnett@ku.edu
Elizabeth GouldAssistant Director/Associate Language Specialist785-864-8288egould@ku.edu
Marina GreeneLecturer785-864-6043marinam@ku.edu
Jennifer GrodeLecturer785-864-1459jgrode@ku.edu
Dawn Haverkate-EnsLecturer785-864-1310dhavens@ku.edu
Carolyn HeacockAcademic Program Associate/Lecturer785-864-1322cheacock@ku.edu
Sandra IssaAssociate Directore785-864-1313stompson@ku.edu
Sarah KernAdministrative Associate785-864-8295sjkern@ku.edu
Jacque ManickiAdministrative Associate785-864-1301jmanicki@ku.edu
Summer PeixotoAcademic Program Association/Lecturer785-864-8286summer@ku.edu
Patrick RussellLecturer785-864-4606patrickrussell@ku.edu
Peter Sherman JohnsonLecturer785-864-4606johnsonps@ku.edu
Parul SoodLecturer785-864-8238parulsood@ku.edu

International Short Programs

Provides short, on-campus and virtual intercultural education experiences for visiting international students and professionals.
Strong Hall, 300
1450 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence , Kansas 66044
International Short Programs Directory
NamePositionPhoneEmail
Aaron HuerterInterim Director785-864-5316aahuerter@ku.edu
Geri LamerSenior Education Program Coordinator785-864-1321glamer@ku.edu
Erin SmithEducation Program Specialist785-864-1557eringsmith@ku.edu
Mindy Van HouseEducation Program Coordinator785-864-1496mvanhouse@ku.edu

International Support Services

Provides immigration services for international faculty, staff and students, as well as programing and support for international students. It also supports recruitment efforts and international admissions.
Strong Hall, 2
1450 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence , Kansas 66045
International Support Services
NamePositionPhoneEmail
Eron MemajDirector, International Support Services785-864-3617ememaj@ku.edu
Laurel BannisterInternational Student Advisor785-864-2303laurelbannister@ku.edu
Eve BonnerAdmissions and Transfer Credit785-864-2394evejorge@ku.edu
Seth BrooksCommunication Coordinator785-864-6720sethbrooks@ku.edu
Keila FerreeStudent Resource Coordinator 785-864-0958kmferree@ku.edu
Ginger JardonAdmin Association785-864-3224gjardon@ku.edu
Nicholas KellermanDocument Production Specialist785-864-0566nicholas.f.kellerman@ku.edu
Ira KirschnerAssistant Director of Student Engagement785-864-0244ira.kirschner@ku.edu
Tiffany LearnedStudent Program Coordinator785-864-3448tlearned@ku.edu
Nora McAfeeProgram Assistant785-864-3007nora@ku.edu
Lisa McCarterSenior Document Specialist785-864-1106l451k064@ku.edu
Julie McClenahanSenior Document Specialist785-864-3395issdocs@ku.edu
Donna McCulloughAdministrative Associate785-864-5394ddmccullough@ku.edu
Nikola PredolacSystem Analyst785-864-0254npredolac@ku.edu
Alyssa ReedInternational Advisor785-864-2298areed28@ku.edu
Hazel RogersSpecial Programs Coordinator785-864-1451hazelrogers@ku.edu
Hadeir ShahinSenior Student Recruiter785-864-1749hshahin@ku.edu
Regina SherrilSenior Administrative Associate785-864-3646rsherrill@ku.edu
Josh SmithOrientation and Integration Coordinator785-864-6012joshsmith@ku.edu
Corrie ThompsonEducation Program Coordinator785-864-3638thompsonc@ku.edu
Lynne VanahillAssociate Director of Immigration Compliance785-864-3648vanahill@ku.edu
Yuki WatanabeAssistant Director of Immigration Compliance785-864-3411ykwatana@ku.edu
Shawn WattlauferInternational Employee & Scholar Advisor785-864-4146swettlauf@ku.edu
Celeste YalukAssistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment785-864-7247celestem@ku.edu

Study Abroad & Global Engagement

Develops and maintains international education programs for students and faculty
Lippincott Hall, 108
1410 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence , Kansas 66045
Study Abroad & Global Engagement
NamePositionPhoneEmail
Angela PerrymanDirector785-864-3742aperryman@ku.edu
Maria Isabel AlcazarInternational Program Specialist011-506-2511-1462isaa@ku.edu
Charlie AmbroseProject Manager785-864-8828chambrose@ku.edu
Michele ArellanoAssociate Director785-864-7808michelea@ku.edu
Taylor ColeEducation Program Specialist and Passport Center Manager785-864-3564taylorcole@ku.edu
Renee FriasProgram Coordinator785-864-7801rfrias@ku.edu
Kate GerkenProgram Manager785-864-7800kategerken@ku.edu
Jennifer HansonBusiness Manager785-864-7552jjhanson@ku.edu
Jenna Hunter-SkidmoreProgram Manager785-864-7807jmhunter@ku.edu
Mari KeyserProgram Coordinator785-864-8026mkeyser@ku.edu
Brooke StockProgram Coordinator785-864-1249brooke.stock@ku.edu
Zaida UgaldeInternational Program Specialist011-506-2511-1472zaida@ku.edu
Michelle WardStudent International Programs Coordinator785-864-7178mmward@ku.edu
David WileyProgram Coordinator785-864-4465dwiley@ku.edu