Programs and Services

Cordelia Camp Bldg. 109
69 East Univ. Way 
Cullowhee, NC   28723

TEL: +1 828.227.7494
FAX: +1 828.227.7080


Ling Gao LeBeau
Director of International 
Programs and Service

Kaitlin Ritchie
Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services

Jim Gieser
Study Abroad Advisor

Betty Dishman
Administrative Assistant


Jill Cargile
Director of the IEP and IEP Instructor

Hilary Lindler
IEP Admissions Specialist

Jordan Parsons
IEP Instructor

Jana Williams
IEP Instructor
Jenn Gemma
IEP Instructor
Lisa Mingus
IEP Instructor
IPS Staff
Ling LeBeau

Ling Gao LeBeau, Ph.D.; Director of International Programs and Services, +1 828.227.3433

Provide strategic vision, leadership, advocacy, and expertise on international education and services;

Lead and implement campus-wide internationalization initiatives;

Manage all aspects of Office of International Programs and Services;

Oversee: international partnership development, study abroad programs, international admissions, international student and scholar services, and curriculum internationalization.

jill cargile

Jill Cargile; Director of the Intensive English Program, +1 828.227.3458

​Responsible for: Program administration and management; strategic planning; IEP faculty, staff and student supervision; international partnerships; international student recruitment; English language program and curriculum development; Instruction in the IEP

Kaitlin Ritchie

Kaitlin Ritchie; Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services, +1 828.227.2567

Responsible for: International student advising, immigration regulation, international admissions, international student and campus programming; international student recruitment

Scarlette Briones

Scarlette Briones; International Admissions Counselor, +1 828.227.3455

Responsible for: International admissions applications, international student programming, pre-arrival and post arrival support for university and exchange students

hilary lindler

Hilary Lindler; Intensive English Program Admissions Specialist, +1 828.227.4933

Responsible for: Intensive English Program applications, pre-arrival and post-arrival IEP student support, websites, social media, office and program photography/videography

Jim Gieser

Jim Gieser; Study Abroad Advisor, +1 828.227.2569

Responsible for: Oversees all aspects of non-faculty led study abroad programs, including student advising, application process, study abroad presentations and special events, risk management, and other related tasks

betty dishman

Betty Dishman; Administrative Associate, +1 828.227.7494  

Responsible for: Office administration, budgeting, office meetings, travel arrangements, travel friendly laptop reservations


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