As Director, Michael Pelley serves as an advisor for international students as well as a resource person and administrator for all matters related to international students at the University. He earned his BS in History from the University of Oregon and his MS Communication from University of Portland. Michael has lived and worked in Japan, Taiwan, and on the island of Yap as well as traveled extensively around Asia and Oceania.
Gwen Sandford, Program Assistant
As Program Assistant working in the front office, Gwen Sandford is the first one who greets you when you come in the office. Gwen assists students when they apply to the University, and helps them integrate in to the University community. A native of Spokane, WA, Gwen completed her BA in International Studies and Spanish at California Lutheran University and her MBA from University of Portland. She has studied abroad in Cádiz, Spain and worked as an English teacher in Shen Zhen, China.