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2017 State System Summit

Session 25

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2017 State System Summit

13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433

Diverse Populations and International Programs

  • 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM
  • SYKES 255

The presentation centers on creating a targeted approach to promote international programs to minority students. This panel has three objectives: 1) to describe the current demographic variables associated with students who participate in international programming; 2) to explore the reasons that minority populations are underrepresented in these programs, and 3) to recommend approaches that encourage underrepresented populations to participate in international programs.


Lori Brooks, WCU Student Volunteer


Dr. Edward Lordon, Professor of Communication Studies at West Chester University
Dr. Lordon is a professor of Communication Studies who has conducted international studies programs with WCU students in London and Ireland.

Mrs. Nora Maurer, Assistant Director of Education Abroad, Center for International Programs at West Chester University
Nora works with all WCU students who are interested in participating on any type of international program. She advises students through the life cycle of study, volunteer, intern, and teach abroad programs - from program selection, application and approval processes prior to departure, to the processing of study abroad transcripts when students return from abroad (and everything in between). As a study abroad alumna and world traveler, Nora is passionate about assisting WCU students as they take part in the wonderful opportunities abroad that WCU has to offer.

Ms. Lisa Drusedum, Graduate Assistant, Center for International Programs
Lisa is a second-year graduate student in the Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs program at West Chester University. She is completing her graduate assistantship and program internship in the Center for International Programs working specifically with students interested in studying abroad. She also coordinates WCU’s Global Ambassador program for returning study abroad students.