Grant M Chapman
Grant Chapman manages the day-to-day operations of the Office of International Programs (OIP) with special attention to budget, personnel, international agreements/contracts and risk management. Grant as well as Assistant Provost, Marcellus Caldas represents OIP as the main authority in absence of the Associate Provost. Grant has direct oversight of several OIP areas including International Student and Scholars Services, Study Abroad, International Admissions and Recruitment, Special Programs/Sponsored Students and the centralized services for the Office (accounting, technology, and administrative support).
Education:, MA in Public Administration, St. Louis University 1993, JD, St. Louis University 1992, and BS in Political Science, Oklahoma State University 1989
Phi Beta Kappa – Gamma of Oklahoma Chapter
Dean Rudolph C. Hasl Award for International Law (St. Louis University)
Fulbright Award to Japan
|Marcellus M Caldas, Ph.D.||Assistant Provost for International Faculty Collaboration and Educational Programsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Marcellus M. Caldas has a PhD in Applied economics from University of São Paulo (Brazil), a PhD in Geography from Michigan State University, and a Post Doctoral training in the Center for International Development at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Marcellus has a long history of teaching, research and administrative experiences, and provides leadership, support and advice to K-State faculty members in all disciplines in identifying and developing international grant opportunities to maximize faculty international opportunities. He leads and coordinates general K-State faculty collaboration initiative to include scholarly international collaboration research, as well as organize faculty activities, travel and relationship building in key countries. In addition, he facilitates the development of K-State student/faculty research projects in connection with international partners and oversight the International Planning and Analyzes. Marcellus represents the OIP in the Associate Deans Research Council, in the College Advisory International Council, and in the Global Campus Advisory Council. Caldas as well as Assistant Provost, Grant Chapman represents OIP as the main authority in absence of the Associate Provost.
Education: PhD Applied Economics, PhD Geography
|Sara Thurston, Ph.D.||Director, International Student and Scholar Servicesemail@example.com|
Sara directs International Student and Scholar Services which serves the over 2,000 international students, 360 international scholars, and their families. The office provides the immigration and cultural adjustment support through orientation, advising, programming, and trips. Additionally, ISSS provides programming to educate the university and entire community about the diverse cultures represented at K-State.
|Kristin Oberheide||Director, International Admissionsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Kristin and the International Admissions team help prospective students around the world with the processes of applying to and attending Kansas State University. Kristin oversees strategic planning, communication, marketing, policy, process, and assessment related to international student recruiting and admissions.
She works with internal university departments and with partners abroad to increase the global diversity and intercultural learning for our Kansas State student family.
Education: B.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2002, Psychology and German; M.P.A., Cornell University, 2010, Government, Politics, and Policy; Ed.D. Candidate, University of Texas at El Paso, in progress, Higher Education Leadership
|Mary Wood||Director, English Language Programemail@example.com|
Mary directs the English Language Program (ELP). The mission of the ELP is includes English Language instruction for international students; English proficiency screening for incoming international undergraduate and graduate students; academic and cultural orientation to help ELP students transition into the university; and University support for departments and colleges looking to become more international.
Education: M.A. Applied Linguistics, University of Kansas, 1984
|Joe Milostan||Director, Education Abroadfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Joe Milostan serves as the director of the education abroad office, and provides leadership and support to the KSU campus community in reaching its goals for education abroad. This includes overseeing study abroad student advising, oversight of the Faculty-Led program process, management of reciprocal exchange agreements, and supervising risk management initiatives. The education abroad office also creates and hosts many different information sessions, orientations, workshops, and classes, which help to ensure students and faculty are prepared for successful education abroad, and are supported on their return from overseas.
Education: Bachelor of Arts (English), Michigan State University; Master of Arts (International Education) SIT Graduate Institute
|Mary K Pyle||Assistant Director for International Supportemail@example.com|
Mary is responsible for directing and implementing logistics, agendas and support for incoming and outgoing international visitors/delegations and on-campus events/meetings for scholars, academic institutions and business delegations. She plans, organizes and promotes the annual International Education Week events, Vernon Larson lectures addressing key global topics/issues and she collaborates with departments and units to elevate the level of international awareness on campus.
|Wendy Matthews||Assistant Director, Special Programs and Sponsored Studentsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The Sponsored Student office works with third-party billed government and industry sponsored students and their scholarship sponsors. Wendy provides support to sponsors and their students in order to assist students in maintaining their scholarship. Her office is a resource for university academic and student service offices in regard to international sponsored students. She also offers assistance to the English Language Program and university departments desiring to host a special groups of students for short term programs.
Education: Master of Science in Education; Student Counseling and Personnel Services
|Beverley Earles, Ph.D.||Associate Director for International Planning and Analysis|
Originally from New Zealand, Dr. Beverley Earles is the Associate Director for International Planning and Analysis and reports to the Office of International Programs through the Assistant Provost for International Faculty Collaboration and Educational Programs, Marcellus Caldas. Dr. Earles is responsible for data collection and analysis as well as planning for the ever changing international education environment. Her work assists in decision making with regard to short programs, recruiting international students, and decisions about funding and scholarship activity for programs and faculty.
Dr. Earles has over 30 years involvement in international affairs and has held office in several international organizations including Chair of Program Administration, TESOL. She is also a site reviewer for the Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA).
Education: Ph.D. World Religions, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 1984. Dip. TESL, English Language Institute, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 1979.
|Joseph Braun||Computer Information Specialistemail@example.com|
Joe is responsible for computer technician support for close to 100 employees and supporting units. He also recommends software applications and is responsible for setting up testing sites for English Language Program partner universities. He began his career at KSU in 2007 in the OIP department. Prior to KSU he had 20 plus years at McCall Pattern Department in the technical support department.
Education: BA in Sociology from Fort Hays University.
|Alexis Bestwick||Communications & Marketing Specialistfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Alexis creates promotional materials for International Programs, as well as materials for the departments under International Programs. She also maintains the websites, as well as focusing on consistent branding throughout our departments. Alexis also manages our social media presence and documents our events as the photographer.
|Barbara Lippman||Administrative Assistant to Associate Provost and Assistant Provostemail@example.com|
· Staff support and calendar/schedule management for Associate Provost and Assistant Provost of the Office of International Programs
|Sharon R Smith||Accountantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Accounts Payable, Budget, Billing Semester Long Education Abroad, Account Reconciliation, DSO’s, Confucius Institute, Oz to Oz and Domestic Travel.
President’s Office - USS 2017 Employee of the Year
Fac-Led Education Abroad, Travel, Supplies and Account Reconciliation, Grants, Accounts Payable, and Inventory.
|Brett Bolf||Student Graphic Design Intern|
Brett is a graphic design intern with the Office of International Programs. He helps create promotional materials and designs for the programs within the office. Along with graphic design, Brett helps to maintain social media accounts and programs websites, throughout the department.
Education: In progress, BFA with a concentration in Graphic Design from Kansas State University.