International Enrollment Management (IEM)


Admission and Placement of International Students - (WS22)

Monday, May 29
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LACC, Room 511AB

Member Fee: $300.00 | Non-member Fee: $429.00

How do your international admissions procedures foster student success and perseverance beyond the application? This workshop takes you through factors that will help your international admissions team to identify applicants who have high probability of success, reduce postacceptance attrition, and work with campus partners to support international student transition to your campus community. Intended for professionals who work with international applicants to U.S. institutions.

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Michelle Kowalsky

Director of International Admissions
Western New England University

Michelle is the Director of International Admissions at Western New England University. She has worked in International Admissions/Education for the past 15 years starting at Catawba College. Since 2005, Michelle has been working with undergraduate and graduate international students at WNE through the admission and recruitment process. Michelle also serves on the IPCC at WNEU which is a committee dedicated to internationalizing the campus. Outside the office, she has served as Chair of Study Massachusetts, is a member of Trainer Corps, and served on the Region XI Leadership Team.


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Candice Chan

Dean of International Admissions
Furman University

Candice Chan, originally from Hong Kong is the Dean of International Admissions at Furman University. Prior to joining Furman, she was Director of International Admissions at Widener University, where she serves on multiple committees on campus that promotes Global Engagement and Campus Internationalization. She also held various positions in enrollment management at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. Presented at regional and national NAFSA conferences, was a mentor at Region VIII and a current member of the NAFSA Trainer Corps.


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Sarah-Katalina Gonzales

Director of Graduate Programs
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Sarah Gonzales is Director of Graduate Programs at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. At UNLV she is in charge of recruitment, marketing and admissions for non-JD programs including the LLM in Gaming Law. She was previously Assistant Director, and Director of Recruitment and Marketing at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. Ms. Gonzales lived abroad for 15 years in China, Taiwan, Philippines, Columbia and Ecuador prior to settling in the US. In addition to her work in higher education, Gonzales serves the NAFSA: Association for International Educators on their Trainer Corp team teaching Intercultural Communication in Practice, Admissions and Placement of International Students, and Assessment and Evaluation for International Educators. She has also taught Cross Cultural Negotiation and Conflict Management at Pepperdine Law for five years prior to joining UNLV, and is Coordinator of the Research Network for Families in Global Transition, a cross-cultural education and training organization for expats.


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