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Center for International Programs
West Chester University
320 Mitchell Hall
675 S. Church Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-3515
Fax: 610-436-3426

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

International Student Advising:
Make an appointment.
Limited availability for walk-ins.

Study Abroad Advising:
Make an appointment.
Limited availability for walk-ins.

Meet Our Staff

Peter Loedel, Ph.D.

Interim Director/Assistant Vice President for International Programs

E-mail Peter Loedel

Dr. Loedel received his BA in International Relations and BA in Germanic Languages and Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After a short stint as an intern in Washington DC, Dr. Loedel returned to Santa Barbara to complete his MA and PhD in Political Science in 1994. He taught one year at the University of Utah and another year at the University of Puget Sound before coming to West Chester University. In his role as Director/AVP of the CIP, he is responsible for working closely with campus leaders, faculty, staff, and students to identify new synergies and strategic initiatives to enhance West Chester University’s international presence.

Angela Howard

Senior Associate Director of International Programs

E-mail Angela Howard

As Senior Associate Director of International Programs, Angela mainly works with F-1 students and J-Scholars, SEVIS related issues, and immigration regulations. She enjoys working with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Nora Maurer

Associate Director of Education Abroad

E-mail Nora Maurer

Nora has worked in the Center for International Programs since 2015 and serves as the primary point of contact for education abroad program development, risk management and mitigation for education abroad, and study abroad program budget development and administration. As a study abroad alumna and world traveler, Nora is passionate about working with WCU faculty and staff members to create educational programs abroad that are accessible and enriching for all WCU students.

Charity Alinda, MPA

Assistant Director of International Programs 

E-mail Charity Alinda

Charity works closely with international students, faculty, and staff and also supports internationalization initiatives at the university through development and implementation of special outreach projects. He is also a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO). As a DSO he provides advising for all admitted F-1 visa students, including immigration matters, cultural adjustment, campus integration and post-graduation benefits such as Optional Practical Training (OPT). Additionally, he is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of programs and services to enhance and enrich the educational and cultural experience for all international and exchange students at WCU.

Lisa Drusedum

Education Abroad Coordinator

E-mail Lisa Drusedum

Lisa works with all WCU students interested in participating in an international program. She advises students through the process of studying, volunteering, interning, or teaching abroad. Additionally, Lisa helps organize study abroad-related events on campus, pre-departure orientation workshops for outbound students, and the WCU Global Ambassador program for returnees. As a graduate alumna of West Chester, Lisa completed her Master’s internship experience in the CIP and has a strong passion for education abroad. She completed her undergraduate degree at Kutztown University where she spent a semester in Rome, Italy and her passion was born. She is looking forward to assisting in WCU students having their own unforgettable experiences and helping returning students and their adjustment back to campus life.

Daniele Clay

Administrative Support and National Student Exchange Coordinator

E-mail Daniele Clay

Daniele Clay provides administrative support for the Center for International Programs and serves as WCU's main point of contact for the National Student Exchange program. She enjoys working with the incoming international students and outgoing study abroad students. She received her BA in Comparative Literature and MA in Literature from West Chester University.

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