The Center for International Studies Staff

Margaret VosMargaret Vos

Associate Vice President of International Affairs

Margaret served in this position on an interim basis from 2006-2008 and has significant leadership experience with international studies and facilitating student success. Until recently she has been the Executive Director of the Atwood Memorial Student Union. Atwood serves as the heart of our physical campus and is also the hub of many activities that welcome and support our international students and guests.

 

Mary Pat DenneMary Pat Denne

Office Administrative Support
mpdenne@stcloudstate.edu

Mary Pat welcomes all the visitors at the front desk of the Center for International Studies. She will help direct the visitors to the appropriate staff person at CIS who can best answer any questions.

 

Jan HallanJan Hallan

Accountant
jmhallan@stcloudstate.edu

Performs duties related to the financial operations of the Center for International Studies. Available to meet with faculty and students regarding budgetary needs, tuition waivers and health insurance.

 

International Recruitment and Admissions Team

Nichole PazdernikNichole Pazdernik

Director of International Recruitment, Admissions and Education Abroad
nlpazdernik@stcloudstate.edu
Nichole is responsible for managing all processes related to international recruitment and admissions. She responds to student inquiries, serves as a liaison between international students, SCSU, and various state and federal agencies, and works with offices across the SCSU campus to make sure students are well-served.

 

Leslie RentzLeslie Rentz

Assistant Director of International Recruitment and Admissions
world2scsu@stcloudstate.edu
Leslie reviews international student applications and makes admission decisions for freshmen, overseas transfer, U. S. transfer, exchange, and combined I-20 Intensive English Center students. Leslie prepares DS2019's for exchange students and I-20s for all of the above-mentioned students as well as for graduate students. Leslie also responds to student inquiries and verifies financial documents.

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) Team

Jacquilline NagilaJacquilline Nagila

Director
jonagila@stcloudstate.edu
Jacquilline leads the International Students and Scholar services unit of the Center for International studies to support and realize the university’s internationalization efforts. In her capacity as PDSO and RO, she serves as a liaison between international students, SCSU, and various state and federal agencies. She also works directly with the various constituents on the SCSU campus to ensure students receive the support necessary to succeed both academically and socially.

 

Chad BroekerChad Broeker

Assistant Director
crbroeker@stcloudstate.edu

Chad provides counseling and advising to international students, scholars, and their dependents regarding their personal, financial, academic, intercultural, social, and immigration issues and concerns.  He coordinates programs to promote multicultural growth, awareness, knowledge, appreciation for U.S. culture, and the academic – social and cultural - integration of international students and scholars.  He coordinates and leads the International Student Orientation program.  Chad also serves as a DSO and ARO – creating and processing immigration documentation for students and scholars. 

 

Kristy Nelson RamosKristy Nelson Ramos

International Student Advisor
kmnelsonramos@stcloudstate.edu

Kristy advises international students, scholars, and their dependents on immigration, social, academic, personal and cultural adjustment matters. She assists students, scholars, and their dependents in complying with government regulations concerning immigration and employment status. Kristy is the main contact for incoming international exchange scholars. She coordinates various cultural programs such as the International Friendship Program and Thanksgiving Program. Kristy also serves as a DSO and ARO – creating and processing immigration documentation for students and scholars.

 

Monica RodahlMonica Rodahl

SEVIS Coordinator
marodahl@stcloudstate.edu
Monica monitors the interface between the University system and SEVIS. She also advises international students on a variety of immigration topics to assist in maintaining their status. Monica assists the department with related technology and is the lead contact for the Glacier Tax Prep software for the international students and scholars. She is the advisor for all Fulbright, AmidEast, IREX and WorldLearning sponsored students.

Education Abroad Team

Nichole PazdernikNichole Pazdernik

Director of International Recruitment, Admissions and Education Abroad
nlpazdernik@stcloudstate.edu

Nichole oversees the entire education abroad office. This responsibility expands from working with faculty proposing programs, working with colleges and schools to establish education abroad opportunities, and working on building office processes which are student-friendly and helpful. She also works with partner institutions for student mobility between institutions. This also encompasses site visits for program development, assessment, and enhancement.

 

Stephanie KrollStephanie Kroll

Interim Assistant Director of Education Abroad
slkroll@stcloudstate.edu

Stephanie is responsible for advising and preparing students for their education abroad experience, assessment of programs, management of educational exchanges, assists in the promotion and marketing of existing programs and outreach with third-party providers who also provide education abroad opportunities for SCSU students. Stephanie also works with the faculty directors on details of faculty-led programs.

 

Wade ShermanWade Sherman

Alnwick Residential Coordinator
wtsherman@stcloudstate.edu

Wade is responsible for operations of our programs in Alnwick, England. Living on site at Alnwick Castle, he works to ensure a positive experience while abroad for SCSU and guest programs. He creates a safe and comfortable environment for students to learn, develop, and grow while they are away from the main campus. Wade is responsible for UK visa issuance and compliance for students and faculty. He plans regular field trips and deals with all student development and facility maintenance matters.

 

Peggy JohnsonPeggy Johnson

Education Abroad Advisor
pjohnson@stcloudstate.edu

Peggy advises SCSU students preparing to go abroad beginning with pre-decision through post-program participation. She guides students through both specific SCSU programs and non-SCSU programs depending on the students individual goals. Peggy assists in the promotion and marketing of existing programs.

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