Higher Education Committees

CIS committee members play an important role in student recruitment events. CIS established these committees to leverage the expertise of individuals from our member institutions who are experienced leaders in university admission and recruitment. They use their expertise and experiences to create tours that focus on what universities and colleges need today.

The planning and leading of student recruitment tours is conducted by the CIS regional service committees serving each world region. The CIS Guidance Committee is a volunteer committee which supports the work of the other committees and plans and leads the annual CIS University Counsellor Tour.

Only CIS members are eligible to serve on Higher Education Committees. Are you interested in serving on a committee? Feel free to reach out to the Chair of the committee you are interested in for more details.

CIS Higher Education Services also offers a variety of informal volunteer opportunities to assist with the events and services provided.

We’re now looking for options to expand volunteer opportunities more broadly. With member schools and universities from 116 countries, we plan to tap into the expertise of our global community for the benefit of all members.

Asia Committee

Joshua Ferchau

Joshua Ferchau

Director of International Student Services and Admission
Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, United States
Hebe Fuller

Hebe Fuller

Associate Dean and Director of International Admissions
Elon University, Elon, North Carolina, United States
Erin Guth

Erin Guth

Director of International and Transfer Admission
Beloit University, Wisconsin, United States

Kindel Hollis

Kindel Hollis

Associate Director of Admissions
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, United States
Kevin Hostetler

Kevin Hostetler

Associate Director of Admission
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States
Ryan Jordan

Ryan Jordan

University and Careers Counsellor
Taipei European School, Taipei, Taiwan
Michelle Lewis

Michelle Lewis

Director, International Programs
Carroll College, Helena, Montana, United States
Jennifer Mathews

Jennifer Mathews

Director, International Admissions
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, United State
Jennifer Peterman (Chair)

Jennifer Peterman (Chair)

Manager, Undergraduate Recruitment
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Annie Prasanna

Annie Prasanna

College Counselor
American School of Bombay, Mumbai, India
Stephanie Sweeney

Stephanie Sweeney

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Suffolk University, Massachusetts, United States
David Wagner

David Wagner

Associate Dean of Admissions
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, United States

Committee on Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMA)

April Crabtree (Chair)

April Crabtree (Chair)

Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Admission
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
Sam Dunlop

Sam Dunlop

Associate Director of International Recruitment and Outreach
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, United States
Michelle Duschang

Michelle Duschang

Director of College Counseling
Hisar School, Istanbul, Turkey
Jordan England

Jordan England

Executive Director, International Student Programs
Foothill-De Anza Community College District, Los Altos Hills, California
Jenny Howenstine

Jenny Howenstine

Associate Dean of Admissions, Director of International Recruitment
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, United States
Sheena Mehta

Sheena Mehta

Director, IE London Office
IE University, Madrid and Segovia, Spain
Tim Munnerlyn

Tim Munnerlyn

High School Counselor
American School of Warsaw, Bielawa, Poland
Carolyn O'Keefe

Carolyn O'Keefe

International Student Recruitment Officer
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Jennifer Waldschutz

Jennifer Waldschutz

International Undergraduate Student Recruiter
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Molly Witt

Molly Witt

Associate Director of International Admissions
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States 
Elizabeth Zeller

Elizabeth Zeller

Senior Recruitment and Communications Officer
Leiden University College, The Hague, Netherlands

Latin America and Caribbean Committee

Claudia Botero

Claudia Botero

International Relations Coordinator
Marymount School Medellin, Colombia
Jeremy Brown

Jeremy Brown

Associate Director of Admission/Director for International Admission
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, United States
Jorge Delgado

Jorge Delgado

Associate Director of Admissions
Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Ali Klein

Ali Klein

Associate Director of Admission/International Admission
Chapman University, Orange, California, United States
David Kobel

David Kobel

Assistant Dean, International Student Services
University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Carrie Lewis

Carrie Lewis

Associate Director of International Admission
Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Renee Loayza

Renee Loayza

Director of International Admissions
Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Alicia Milan

Alicia Milan

International Recruitment Officer
IE University, Madrid, Spain
John Pepin

John Pepin

Associate Dean of Admission
Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts, United States
Juan Perez

Juan Perez

Associate Director of Admissions
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, United States
Salisha Randel

Salisha Randel

Manager, Student Recruitment
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Seth Walker

Seth Walker

Associate Director, International Admissions
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Guidance Committee

Claudia Botero

Claudia Botero

International Relations Coordinator
Marymount School Medellin, Colombia
Michelle Duschang

Michelle Duschang

Director of College Counseling
Hisar School, Istanbul, Turkey
Ryan Jordan

Ryan Jordan

University and Careers Counsellor
Taipei European School, Taipei, Taiwan
Tim Munnerlyn

Tim Munnerlyn

High School Counselor
American School of Warsaw, Bielawa, Poland

Forum Planning Committee

Michelle Duschang

Michelle Duschang

Director of College Counseling
Hisar School, Istanbul, Turkey
David Hawkins

David Hawkins

Director
Hawkins Global Education, Taunton, United Kingdom
Amy Kice

Amy Kice

Director of International Admission
New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Carrie Lewis

Carrie Lewis

Associate Director of International Admission
Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Annie Prasanna

Annie Prasanna

College Counselor
American School of Bombay, Mumbai, India
Holly Smith

Holly Smith

Senior International Officer: Europe
University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom

Matt Stiegemeyer

Matt Stiegemeyer

Director, Student Recruitment,
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Webinar Committee

Patty Croom

Patty Croom

Director of International Admissions, Recruitment and Student Success Office of Admissions                
Michigan State University, United States

Melissa Gibson

Melissa Gibson

Regional Director             
University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Alix Hernandez

Alix Hernandez

Senior International Recruitment & Market Development Specialist   
York University, Canada

Francis McIvor

Francis McIvor

College and Guidance Counsellor             
The International School of Florence, Italy

Harvey Miller

Harvey Miller

University Counsellor    
UWC Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Denise Nijhuis

Denise Nijhuis

International Recruitment Officer & Educational Policy Advisor   
University College Roosevelt, The  Netherlands

Sky Riber

Sky Riber

Secondary Counsellor    
Harare International School, Zimbabwe

Eric Swan

Eric Swan

Program Leader HS Counselling  
International School of Manila, Philippines