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International Affairs

Cheryl Matherly

Vice President and Vice Provost for International Affairs
(610) 758-2981

Dr. Cheryl Matherly is the vice president and vice provost for international affairs at Lehigh University. She has nearly 15 years of experience working in international affairs and joined Lehigh in April 2016.

Colette LaMarche

Colette LaMarche

Executive Secretary
(610) 758-2981

Administrative Services

Tammy Friday

Administrative Director
(610) 758-4876

Provides financial and budgetary support for the Office of International Affairs, English as a Second Language, Study Abroad, Global Union, United Nations partnership, International Student and Scholars, and the Iacocca Institute; handles the day to day business activities and serves as the steward for budget resource management

Karen Weaver

(610) 758-4977

Provides executive support to the Director of Study Abroad and administrative support to staff, processes study abroad applications, processes and tracks course approvals and transcripts, coordinates the annual Study Abroad Fair, and answers department phone and responds to department email account

International Center for Academic and Professional English

Mark Ouellette

Director, International Center for Academic and Professional English

Ashley Murphy

Curriculum Manager
(610) 758-6129

Fellowship Advising and UN Program

Bill Hunter

Bill Hunter

Director of Fellowship Advising and UN Programs
(610) 758-4505

Lehigh University Primary Representative to the United Nations, and Director, LU/UN Partnership.

Jenny Hyest

Assistant Director, Fellowship Advising and UN Programs
(610) 758-4716

Taynah Oliveira

(610) 758-3193

Global Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives

Stacy Burger

Director of Global Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives
(610) 758-3014
Emily Groff

Emily Groff

Director of Communications and Marketing
(610) 758-0245

Manages communications and marketing for international affairs, including the website, social media, publications, and media relations

Jen Topp

Jen Topp

Program Director of Global Engagement
(610) 758-2875

Oversees international and cross-cultural programming, exchange and international scholarship student support, international data management, and international visitor support.

Iacocca Institute

Kira Mendez

Interim Director of the Iacocca Institute, Academic Director of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program
(610) 758-6509

Kira Mendez is Director of the Iacocca Institute at Lehigh University, which creates and supports innovative programs and initiatives that challenge and develop the next generation of global leaders.

Trisha Alexy

Director of Curriculum of the Global Village, Administrative Director of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program
(610) 758-5664

Directs Global Village curriculum and Global Village on the Move; intensive international business and entrepreneurship programs for professionals around the world

Arastina Barry

(610) 758-3401
Jim Harper

Jim Harper

Public Relations Advisor
(610) 758-5452

Jim Harper served Lehigh University as director of University Relations and University Events for over 25 years. Prior to coming to Lehigh, he was vice president for advertising and communications for a multi-location building supply company.

Jarmaine Lomax

Coordinator, Curriculum
(610) 758-6723
Mary Frances Schurtz Leon

Mary Frances Schurtz Leon

Candidate and Residence Life Manager
(610) 758-6887

Mary Frances Schurtz-Leon has served as the Global Village Candidate Manager for 19 years. As a licensed attorney, veteran teacher, and international connoisseur, Mary Frances is a source of leadership and passion at the Iacocca Institute.

Diana Shepherd

Diana Shepherd

Director of the Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship
(610) 758-6886

Diana Shepherd is the Director of the Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship, a highly successful program hosted by Lehigh University to educate American and International high school students (ages 15-18) about global entrepreneurship, effective business practices, leadership and cultural

International Internships

Carol Ham

Carol Ham

Director, Iacocca International Internship Program
(610) 758-3467

Directs the International Internship Program

Alexis Leon

Alexis Leon

Assistant Director, Iacocca International Internship Program
(610) 758-3515

Alexis J.

Taynah Oliveira

(610) 758-3193

International Students and Scholars

Samba Dieng

Director of the Office of International Students and Scholars
(610) 758-6377
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Bonnie Beidleman

(610) 758-4859

As OISS Coordinator, Bonnie provides letters for driver’s license, status verification, inviting family and friends. She also does I-9 Work Eligibility Form for students and scholars. In addition, Bonnie registers all new students in SEVIS, and signs I-20s for travel. Bonnie can answer many questions related to Social Security Number, driver’s license, local community services.

Clara Buie

Program Director of Global Union and Community Engagement
(610) 758-6412

Mohamed Hagag

Database Coordinator
(610) 758-2999

Mohamed provides assistance with data management in the office to ensure compliance with federal regulations pertaining to F-1, J-1 and H-1B visa holders at Lehigh University.

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Jeanne Ma

Associate Director of International Students and Scholars
(610) 758-4873

Among many things, Jeanne primarily advises international scholars and departments on J-1 and H-1B visa related matters. On behalf of Lehigh University, she files H-1B applications for faculty and staff.

Olga Scarpero

Assistant Director/Student Adviser

Olga is a primary immigration advisor for F-1 and J-1 students. She advises students on all aspects of immigration regulations: maintaining legal status, employment in the U.S., transferring, traveling, leave of absence, etc. She is also responsible for the creation of immigration documents (I-20/DS-2019) and assisting students with the visa application process.

Study Abroad

Katie Welsh Radande

Katie Welsh Radande

Director of Study Abroad
(610) 758-4735

Jodeen Gemmel

Study Abroad Advisor
(610) 758-3454

Advisor for the College of Business and Economics (including CSB)

Katy Rene

Katy Rene

Assistant Director of Study Abroad
(610) 758-4833

Advisor for the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Advisor for Pre-Health and Intercollegiate Programs (IBE, CSB, IDEAS)

Janet Zapata

Study Abroad Coordinator
(610) 758-4877

Andrea Moran

Study Abroad Graduate Assistant
(610) 758-6772

Brian Wasserman

Study Abroad Advisor
(610) 758-5989

Advisor for College of Engineering & Applied Science (including IDEAS and ISE and arts-engineering)